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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals 8/25/14 Free MLB Pick and Odds

Washington Nationals (75-54) at Philadelphia Phillies (58-72)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Tanner Roark (R) (11-7) (2.870) vs. AJ Burnett (R) (6-14) (4.421)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +135 / Washington Nationals -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals face off on Monday in Philly for game one of their series.

The Philadelphia Phillies have had a trying year and it will be a tough off-season as they try to game plan for the future. The Phillies are 30-38 a home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win against the Cardinals on Sunday. As a team the Phillies are hitting .242 with Ben Revere hitting .314, Grady Sizemore hitting .291, and Chase Utley hitting .280. The Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 3.97 with the starters at 4.04 and the bullpen at 3.83. For game one against the Nationals the Phillies start A.J. Burnett who has lost his last five starts. For the season Burnett has allowed 165 hits and 84 earned runs while striking out 145 over 171 innings for a 6-14 record and a 4.42 ERA.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals 8/25/14 Free MLB Pick and Odds

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The Washington Nationals have ben red hot in August and they have the largest lead of any division leader in baseball. The Nationals are 32-29 on the road, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and hey have won their last two games. As a team the Nationals are hitting .251 with Denard Span hitting .301, Jayson Werth is hitting .289, and Anthony Rendon is hitting .277. As a team the Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.07 with the starters at 3.14 and the bullpen at 2.92. For game one against the Phillies the Nationals start Tanner Roark who has won five of his last six decisions. For the season Roark has allowed 139 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 118 over 160.2 innings for a 12-7 record and a 2.80 ERA.

Philadelphia is 4-7 in their last 11 games as an underdog, 1-5 against the NL East, and 1-10 in Burnett’s last 11 starts. Washington is 4-1 in their last five road games, 17-5 in their last 22 games, and 7-1 in Roarke’s last eight starts. Washington is 7-3 in their last 10 games against Philadelphia.

The total is set at 7.5 and for this one my free pick is going to be the Under. My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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Under 7.5

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