Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 - 9/22/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Phillies (27-27) at Washington Nationals (21-32)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)
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The Line: Washington Nationals / Philadelphia Phillies --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phillies have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Phillies have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Didi Gregorius leads the Phillies with 55 hits and 35 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Alec Bohm have combined for 91 hits and 54 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Nationals have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 71 hits and 32 RBI while Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 93 hits and 62 RBI. The Washington Nationals didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Phillies are 12-4 in their last 16 games as a favorite, 18-6 in their last 24 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League East. The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 11-4 in their last 15 Tuesday games and 7-18 in their last 25 home games. The over is 7-3 in Phillies last 10 road games. The Phillies are 11-27 in the last 38 meetings in Washington. The under is 11-4-3 in the last 18 meetings.
It's not easy to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, and it's even tougher when not knowing the pitching matchup. With that said, the Nationals have played some of their better baseball over the last week or so, and the offense has picked up a lot. For a team in the heart of a playoff chase, the Phillies have had issues finishing games and don't look inspired much.
Give me the Nats in game two.