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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction 5-17-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (20-22) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (31-13)
May 17, 2024 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -286 / Washington Nationals +235; Over/Under: 7.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction for this MLB Game on Friday, May 17th at Citizens Bank Park. 

Can Nationals Offense Figure It Out?

The Nationals have faced off against the Chicago White Sox the last few games and over the last two games they have failed to score any runs. In the last game, the Nationals pitching gave up only two runs but the offense only managed three hits and that led to the defeat. The Nationals are averaging 3.95 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.19 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the pitching is ranked 11th. CJ Abmas has hit seven home runs and driven in 20 RBIs. Getting the start for the Nationals will be Jake Irvin who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 3.55. In his last start against the Boston Red Sox he went seven innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Phillies Coming Off Disappointing Loss 

The Phillies faced off against the New York Mets on Thursday, and they were defeated 6-5. It went to extra innings, but two runs in the top of the 11th was the difference as they were defeated. Bryson Stott finished with a hit and two runs driven in. The Phillies are averaging 5.27 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.64 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st, while the pitching is ranked 7th. Bryce Harper has hit 10 home runs and driven in 32 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Phillies will be Zack Wheeler, who sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 2.53. In his last start against the Miami Marlins he went four innings giving up six hits and six runs. 

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

 

  • Bryce Harper has hit a home run in three of the Phillies’ last four home games against NL opponents.
  • Kyle Schwarber has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Phillies’ last six night games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Zack Wheeler has recorded eight or more strikeouts in each of his last four home appearances.
  • Trea Turner has recorded two or more hits in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last 11 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Zack Wheeler has recorded a win in each of his last four appearances with the Phillies as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Trea Turner has scored at least one run in each of his last nine appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five home appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Zack Wheeler ranks 4th in the league for total Strikeouts (65) this season.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

 

  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four road appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Jesse Winker has hit a home run in each of his two previous road appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in nine of his last 10 road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jesse Winker has scored at least one run in each of his six previous road appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded a Double in three of the Nationals’ last four games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

 

  • The Philadelphia Phillies rank T1st in the league for triples this season (10).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies rank 1st in the league for strikeouts this season (420).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (29).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for hits this season (311).

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction

The Nationals’ offense has been an issue heading into this game, and they are going to struggle again here. Wheeler is coming off a bad start, but with as bad as the Nationals offense has been, they are going to bounce back in a big way here. Irvin has also been good this season, and he sits with an ERA of 3.55. In his last start, he gave up two runs. This game is going to be lower scoring and the under to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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