Phillies vs. Nationals MLB Prediction
The over continues to be an extremely profitable wager when it comes to Phillies and Nationals meetings. With the NL East rivals set to clash once again in Washington on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET, will the over cash yet again?
955 Philadelphia Phillies (-172) at 956 Washington Nationals (+158); o/u 8.5
7:05 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Notes
Aaron Nola racked up seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of two-run baseball in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday night. The right-hander scattered three hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. He fired five shutout innings to begin the game, then ran into trouble in the sixth when allowed a leadoff single to Nick Ahmed and a one-out RBI triple to Josh Rojas. Connor Brogdon then came on and allowed a sacrifice fly to score Rojas. Nola, who has been plagued by inconsistency this season, will carry a disappointing 4.30 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into Wednesday's battle against the Nationals in Washington.
Washington Nationals DFS Notes
Paolo Espino allowed one run over five innings and struck out seven as the Nationals edged the Mets 2-1 on Friday. A Javier Baez solo shot was the only damage. Espino, who was cruelly limited to one inning in a rain-shortened start against the Mets on Aug. 10, had given up 15 runs in 14 1/3 innings this month before the improved effort tonight. He's 4-4 with a 4.13 ERA.
Phillies vs. Nationals MLB Betting Prediction
The over is now 7-0 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 6-0 in the last six meetings at Nationals Park. The over is also 17-7-1 in the Phillies’ last 24 road games, is 13-6 in their last 19 road games versus a right-handed starter and is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games as a road favorite. On the other side, the over is 8-0 in the Nationals’ last eight games during the third game of a series, is 10-1-1 in their last 12 games as a home underdog and is 3-1-1 in their last five games as an underdog of any kind.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILLIES/NATIONALS OVER 8.5