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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (29-34) at Washington Nationals (39-24)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Adam Morgan (1-5) (6.70) vs. Joe Ross (5-4) (3.06)

The Line: Washington Nationals -230 / Philadelphia Phillies +212 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN2

The Washington Nationals look to extend their NL East lead with a win versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Phillies have fallen to 4th in the National League East and they need to rebound from a two week slide. The slide continued in 8-0 loss at Washington on Saturday with the team staring at defeats in eight of eleven.  Phils starter Aaron Nola was charged with four runs on seven hits to fall to 5-5 while three relievers allowed four runs. Philadelphia was held to seven hits and a pair of walks with Maikel Franco going 2-3 with a base on balls. The Phillies send Adam Morgan to the mound for the final game of the series at Washington on Sunday. Morgan comes off of a 6-4 loss to the Cubs with three runs plated on eight hits over six innings.

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The goal for the Washington Nationals is to be even keel going forward and extend their lead in the NL East. The Nationals continue to play well and have won five of six following Saturday’s victory. The Nats received strong efforts at the plate and mound with starter Tanner Roark upping his record to 5-4 with a six hit shutout through seven innings. Washington racked up 13 hits and walked twice with Anthony Rendon and Stephen Drew knocking in two runs each while Rendon and Wilson Ramos scored twice apiece. Joe Ross toes the rubber for the third time against the Phillies in the final game of their series. Ross did not get a decision in a 10-5 win at the White Sox with all five runs allowed on four hits and four BB in four frames. 

Philadelphia  are 3-11 in their last 14 overall and are 3-11 in their last 14 games on grass while going 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games. The over is 6-1-1 in Washington’s last 8 overall and  is 6-1-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Nationals  are 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. Simply going with the hotter team and hoping I’m wrong…

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Washington -1.5

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