Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals - 8/31/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals - 8/31/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals (12-19) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-15)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Erick Fedde (1-2) (3.57) vs. Spencer Howard (0-1) (6.17)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -115 / Washington Nationals +105 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies meet Monday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nationals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 45 hits and 17 RBI while Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 57 hits and 39 RBI. Erick Fedde gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.57 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Fedde is 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Phillies have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Andrew McCutchen leads the Phillies with 30 hits and 20 RBI while Didi Gregorius and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 58 hits and 44 RBI. Spencer Howard gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.17 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Howard’s first career game against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a road underdog, 16-6 in their last 22 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 12-3-1 in Nationals last 16 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Phillies last 5 overall. The Nationals are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.

Erick Fedde has allowed six runs and 15 hits in his last 15.1 innings while Spencer Howard has allowed eight earned runs and 19 hits in 11.2 innings this season. The Nationals have the pitching edge in this contest, but they're still finding ways to lose with a staff that's 23rd in team ERA and 29th in team WHIP. The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off their best week of the season and the offense has picked up. Hav to like the direction the Phillies are heading at the moment. I'll take the Phillies and the cheap price at home.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Phillies -115

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