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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (18-14) at Washington Nationals (17-17)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)

J Arrieta (3-1) (3.49) vs. M Scherzer (6-1) (1.79)

The Line: Washington Nationals -175 / Philadelphia Phillies +165 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

NL East MLB action pits the Philadelphia Phillies against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Phillies have been in a small skid and need to get back to their early season success. Philadelphia did just that in a 3-1 victory at Washington on Saturday where starter Vince Velasquez allowed the lone run on one hit and four BB before four relievers put up zeros.

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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phillies banged out seven hits and walked six times with Rhys Hoskins launching a two run homer while Maikel Franco recorded an RBI. Jake Arrieta draws Sunday’s start at Washington in the final game of their series. Arrieta comes off of an 8-4 loss at Miami with six runs given up on eight hits over 3.2 innings.

The Washington Nationals seem to be turning the corner but the team took a step back in Saturday’s loss to the visiting Phillies. Washington starter Tanner Roark absorbed the loss with all three runs plated on six hits while striking out nine through 6.1 innings.

The Nationals attack consisted of only two hits and eight bases on balls with Wilmer Difo accounting for the offense with a 5th inning solo homer. The Nationals turn to ace Max Scherzer who is looking for his 7th win of the year. Scherzer downed Pittsburgh 12-4 last time out with a pair of runs scoring on three hits and a pair of BB over 6.1 frames.

Philadelphia are 13-5 in their last 18 Sunday games and over is 7-3 in Philadelphia last 10 overall and over is 7-3 in Philadelphia last 10 on grass. Washington are 13-3 in Scherzer’s last 16 home starts and are 40-15 in Scherzer’s last 55 starts and are 40-15 in Scherzer’s last 55 starts on grass. Washington are 11-1 in Scherzer’s last 12 starts vs. Philadelphia and over is 6-2-1 in Scherzer’s last 9 starts vs. Philadelphia.

If you have watched the Nationals this year you know there is no such thing as guarantee even with Scherzer on the hill but I’ll throw his out there…

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