Phillies vs. Nationals 9/21 Prediction
National League East rivals clash in D.C. on Monday night when the Nationals host the Phillies at 6:05 p.m. ET. With Zack Wheeler set to oppose Anibal Sanchez in the starting pitching matchup, what’s the best play for bettors?
903 Philadelphia Phillies (-156) at 904 Washington Nationals (+143); o/u 9
6:05 p.m. ET, Monday, September 21, 2020
Zack Wheeler vs. Anibal Sanchez
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Spin
Bryce Harper is being evaluated for lower back stiffness. Harper made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays after looking uncomfortable in the outfield and at the plate. "He'll get a lot of treatment and we'll cross our fingers," Phillies manager Joe Girardi said after the game. There should be an update on Harper sometime Monday afternoon or evening.
Washington Nationals DFS Spin
Kurt Suzuki homered and drove in three while going 2-for-4 on Sunday in a blowout win in game two of a doubleheader on Sunday over the Marlins. Suzuki doubled in two runs in the first, and then clobbered a solo homer in the third inning to extend Washington's lead to 4-0. The Nationals would go on to score 11 more runs without giving any up. The 36-year-old remains a steady -- if unspectacular -- backstop performer, and with a week to go, Suzuki is slashing .276/.351/418 with a a pair of homers and 16 RBI in 29 games. He'll be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season.
Phillies vs. Nationals Betting Prediction
The Phillies are on a hot streak in this series, beating the Nationals six straight times entering play tonight. They’re also 7-1 in their last eight games when they open a new series, are 12-4 in their last 16 games when favored and are 6-2 in their last eight games when favored on the road. Meanwhile, the Nationals have dropped 11 of their last 14 games coming off a win, are just 2-6 in their last eight games overall and have dropped 18 of their last 25 games at home.
MONDAY MLB PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -156