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Phillies vs. Nationals - 9/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (71-70) at Philadelphia Phillies (55-88)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Zimmermann (12-8) (3.32) vs. Aaron Nola (6-2) (3.56)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +162 / Washington Nationals -172 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: MAS2/CSPh

The Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Monday.

The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nationals have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 152 hits and 46 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 137 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last seven road games. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he’s 12-8 with a 3.32 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 6-7 with a 3.43 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Nationals - 9/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Phillies have lost seven straight when scoring three or less runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philly with 132 hits and 40 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 74 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have split their last six home games. Aaron Nola takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.56 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This is Nola’s first career game against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League East. Phillies are 17-38 in their last 55 vs. a team with a winning record and 7-2 in Nolas last 9 starts. The Nationals are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

The Nats have owned the Phillies this season, and Philly is back on one of those brutal, brutal losing stretches. The Nats with Zimmermann on the hill is the pick here. 

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