Phillies vs. Nationals - 4/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (1-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-1)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
G Gonzalez (0-0) (0.00) vs. J Williams (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +149 / Washington Nationals -159 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals face off on Friday at Citizens Bank Park in game one of their MLB series.
The Philadelphia Phillies are off to a 1-2 start t the season losing two of three at home against the Red Sox. The Phillies are two games behind the Braves in the NL East and they were outscored 16-6 in their first three games. As a team the Phillies are hitting .145 with just one home run led by Carlos Ruiz at .375, Cody Asche is hitting .300, and Freddy Galvis is hitting .200. For game one against the Nationals the Phillies start Jerome Williams who was 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA last season in Philly striking out 38 over 57.1 innings.
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The Washington Nationals are 1-2 so far this season losing two of three at home to the Mets. The Nationals are two games behind the Braves in the NL East being outscored 10-6. As a team the Nationals are hitting .167 with Bryce Harper hitting .364, Michael Taylor is hitting .308, and Yunel Eascobar and Ian Desmond are both hitting .200. For game one against the Phillies the Nationals start Gio Gonzalez who was 10-10 with a 3.57 ERA last season striking out 162 over 158.2 innings.
Philadelphia is 5-11 in their last 16 games, 4-9 as an underdog, 2-5 against the NL East, and 6-2 in Williams last eight starts. Washington is 6-2 in game one of a series, 2-5 in their last seven games, 5-1 in their last six road games, and 2-6 in Gonzalez’s last eight road starts. Philadelphia has won five of their last six against Washington.
I am struggling with this one as it is a big price to pay for a team hitting as poorly as Washington so I will roll he dice with the home dog but it’s a very small play at best.