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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/27/14

Washington Nationals (75-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (60-72)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Doug Fister (R) (12-4) (2.382) vs. Kyle Kendrick (R) (6-11) (4.929)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +142 / Washington Nationals -152 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, CSN-PHI

The Philadelphia Phillies look to sweep the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

The Washington Nationals have lost three of their last five games and are 19 games above a .500 record. The Nationals have struggled to score runs in this series, producing just five runs in the first two games. The Nationals have lost three straight when scoring three or less runs. Ian Desmond has four hits in his last three games and Jayson Werth has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 3.09, which is second in the majors. Doug Fister takes the mound, and he’s 12-4 with a 2.38 ERA and has 77 strikeouts in 124.2 innings. Fister is 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA in three career starts against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/27/14

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The Philadelphia Phillies have won six of their last eight games and are 12 games below .500. The Phillies pitching staff has led the way during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 3.92, which is 21st in the majors, and they’ve won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Marlon Byrd has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Jimmy Rollins has gotten on base in 12 straight games. Starting is Kyle Kendrick, who is 6-11 with a 4.93 ERA and has 95 strikeouts in 160.2 innings. Kendrick is 5-10 with a 5.00 ERA in 26 career games against the Nationals.

 The Nationals are 4-0 in Fisters last 4 road starts and 14-4 in Fisters last 18 starts overall. The Phillies are 4-0 in Kendricks last 4 home starts and 3-7 in Kendricks last 10 starts vs. National League East. 

We've hit on the Phillies the last two games and there's no point in turning on them now with the way they've played in this series. Give me Philly at home for the value. 

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