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Phillies vs. Nationals - 5/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (30-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-24)

MLB Baseball: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

T Roark (3-4) (2.71) vs. J Hellickson (4-3) (3.97)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +136 / Washington Nationals -146 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN/CSPh

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

The Washington Nationals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Washington Nationals offense has been consistent recently, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 72 hits, Bryce Harper has 34 RBI and Ryan Zimmerman has eight home runs. Tanner Roark gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 2.71 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Roark is 2-5 with a 5.55 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Nationals - 5/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 3.75 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 57 hits, Maikel Franco has 28 RBI and Ryan Howard has eight home runs. Jeremy Hellickson takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.97 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 1-2 with a 5.75 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games and 1-5 in Roarks last 6 starts. The Phillies are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 5-2 in Hellicksons last 7 starts. The Nationals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.

The Nats still have trouble of playing to their expectations, and Roark has really struggled against the Phillies, which includes four straight losses. At home, I'll side with the Phillies and the plus money. 

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