Nationals vs. Phillies Tuesday Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 8/28/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies have dropped seven of their last 10 games and now have to face Max Scherzer on Tuesday night. The good news? Aaron Nola will toe the rubber just a few days after beating the Nationals. Will Nola come through for bettors again tonight?

Game Snapshot & Odds

951 Washington Nationals (-120) at 952 Philadelphia Phillies (+105); 7 runs

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

7:05 p.m. ET, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

TV: WSH (MSN2); PHI (NBCSP)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Nationals as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Nationals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Phillies’ Nola pitches eight scoreless innings for 15th win

Aaron Nola fanned nine over eight shutout innings to outduel Max Scherzer in the Phillies' 2-0 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Nola is very much in the mix for NL Cy Young honors now. He's sporting a 15-3 record, and he's overtaken Scherzer for second in ERA by a 2.1302 to 2.1303 margin. Jacob deGrom remains in the lead at 1.71, but his 8-8 record figures to hurt him with voters.

Nationals’ Scherzer strikes out 10 in tough loss vs. Phils

Max Scherzer lost after allowing two runs and two hits over seven innings Thursday against the Phillies. Scherzer struck out 10, but Aaron Nola outdueled him in this one, handing him his first loss since July 2 against the Red Sox. Scherzer has still allowed two runs or fewer in seven straight outings and 22 of 27 starts for the season.

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals are 4-9 in their last 13 road games.

Philadelphia

The Phillies are 2-7 in their last nine games overall and 1-5 in their last six games against the National League East.

Prediction:

The Nationals are 6-0 in Scherzer’s last six road starts against the Phillies and 12-2 in his last 14 outings overall versus the Phils. Washington has also won 52 of Scherzer’s last 75 starts and is 36-15 in his last 51 road outings.

 

The Pick: Washington Nationals -120

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