Nationals vs. Phillies - 9/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (63-77) at Washington Nationals (82-58)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Jake Thompson (1-5) (6.48) vs. T Roark (14-8) (2.89)
The Line: Washington Nationals -270 / Philadelphia Phillies +245 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals play game two of their series Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies could use another win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Phillies have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 21 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.52 and have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 140 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 36 RBI and Maikel Franco has 22 home runs. Jake Thompson gets the ball, and he’s 1-5 with a 6.48 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Thompson’s second career game against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals offense has been hit or miss recently, but they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 172 hits, Anthony Rendon has 70 RBI and Wilson Ramos has 20 home runs. Tanner Roark takes the hill, and he’s 14-8 with a 2.89 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Roark is 5-5 with a 3.81 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 15-38 in their last 53 vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 in Thompsons last 4 starts. The Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 14-4 in Roarks last 18 starts. The Phillies are 9-23 in the last 32 meetings.
The Nats have been money with Roark on the mound this season and Washington has owned the Phillies all year long as well with victories in nine of its last 10 tries. Give me the RL to increase the value of this bet.