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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 8-19-23 MLB Picks

Washington Nationals (55-67) vs Philadelphia Phillies (66-55)
2023-08-19 16:05:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +156 / Philadelphia Phillies -170 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals meet Saturday in MLB action from Nationals Park. This will be the second installment in a three-game weekend series. In the Friday opener, the Nationals managed a close comeback win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.

Philadelphia Phillies 

The Phillies played a couple versus the Blue Jays this week, losing Tuesday before a 9-4 win in game two. The Phillies’ Bryce Harper had two solo homers and three runs in that one. On Friday versus Washington, Philly blew a 6-1 lead and ended up falling 8-7 in a tough game. Kyle Schwarber put up two homers and three RBI on a 2-for-4 evening.

In the starter role Saturday the Phillies will go with Christopher Sanchez. In his 11 starts so far Sanchez is 1-3 with a 3.39 ERA and 53 Ks in 58.1 innings. Sanchez has gone 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 33 Ks in his last seven starts. 

Philadelphia Phillies Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the Phillies’ last four games.
  • The Phillies have failed to cover the run line each of their last six road games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Phillies have led after 7 innings in each of their last four day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Phillies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Saturday day games as road favorites.
  • The Phillies have led after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against the Nationals at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Schwarber has hit at least one home run in four of the Phillies’ last five day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • J.T. Realmuto has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances with the Phillies as road favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Kyle Schwarber has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Phillies’ last six games as road favorites against the Nationals.
  • Kyle Schwarber has scored at least one run in each of the Phillies’ last seven day games against opponents that held a losing record.
    Trea Turner has recorded at least one hit in each of the Phillies’ last 13 Saturday games.
  • Kyle Schwarber ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (32) this season.

Washington Nationals 

Over on the Nationals’ side, they were able to win two of three games versus the Red Sox this week. On Thursday in a 10-7 win Washington got three RBI from Stone Garrett. On Friday Washington had 13 team hits in the comeback win. CJ Abrams had a three-run homer, while both Jake Alu and Blake Rutherford had two RBI apiece. 

Jake Irvin will make the start Saturday for the Red Sox. This year in 18 starts Irvin is 3-5 with a 4.76 ERA and 74 Ks in 90.2 innings. Irvin is 2-0 in his last seven appearances with a 4.86 ERA and 20 earned over 37.0 innings total. 

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have won nine of their last 10 games as home underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven day games against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The Nationals have led after 7 innings in nine of their last 12 games as home underdogs.
  • The Nationals have led after 5 innings in nine of their last 12 games as home underdogs.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Nationals’ last seven home games against National League opponents.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in each of the Nationals’ last two day games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Nationals’ last seven day games against NL teams that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals’ last six home games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joey Meneses has scored at least one run in seven of the Nationals’ last eight day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one hit in each of the Nationals’ last 12 Saturday games as underdogs.
  • CJ Abrams ranks 5th in the league in Steals (33) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals ranks 30th in the league for home runs allowed this season (183).
  • The Washington Nationals ranks 29th in the league for home runs this season (113).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies ranks 5th in the league for doubles this season (228).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies ranks 7th in the league for triples this season (21).

ANDREW’S FREE PICK 

I’ll lean toward the Phillies in this one. Sanchez had a shaky start versus Kansas City back on August 5 (5.0 innings; six earned) but he was able to bounce back with a win over the Twins on 6.0 innings and two earned in his last appearance. I like Sanchez to at least flirt with a quality outing here. Irvin should do fairly well also; he’s coming off two earned in 6.2 frames versus Oakland. On Friday Philly got a rough start from Michael Lorenzen, who finished with 3.1 innings and six earned runs. Aside from the one bad inning the Phillies did well on both sides overall, though. I like Philadelphia to even it up here. 

Mitch Wilson's Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -170

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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 8-19-23 MLB Picks

Washington Nationals (55-67) vs Philadelphia Phillies (66-55)
2023-08-19 16:05:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +156 / Philadelphia Phillies -170 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals meet Saturday in MLB action from Nationals Park. This will be the second installment in a three-game weekend series. In the Friday opener, the Nationals managed a close comeback win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.

Philadelphia Phillies 

The Phillies played a couple versus the Blue Jays this week, losing Tuesday before a 9-4 win in game two. The Phillies’ Bryce Harper had two solo homers and three runs in that one. On Friday versus Washington, Philly blew a 6-1 lead and ended up falling 8-7 in a tough game. Kyle Schwarber put up two homers and three RBI on a 2-for-4 evening.

In the starter role Saturday the Phillies will go with Christopher Sanchez. In his 11 starts so far Sanchez is 1-3 with a 3.39 ERA and 53 Ks in 58.1 innings. Sanchez has gone 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 33 Ks in his last seven starts. 

Philadelphia Phillies Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the Phillies’ last four games.
  • The Phillies have failed to cover the run line each of their last six road games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Phillies have led after 7 innings in each of their last four day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Phillies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Saturday day games as road favorites.
  • The Phillies have led after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against the Nationals at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Schwarber has hit at least one home run in four of the Phillies’ last five day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • J.T. Realmuto has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances with the Phillies as road favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Kyle Schwarber has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Phillies’ last six games as road favorites against the Nationals.
  • Kyle Schwarber has scored at least one run in each of the Phillies’ last seven day games against opponents that held a losing record.
    Trea Turner has recorded at least one hit in each of the Phillies’ last 13 Saturday games.
  • Kyle Schwarber ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (32) this season.

Washington Nationals 

Over on the Nationals’ side, they were able to win two of three games versus the Red Sox this week. On Thursday in a 10-7 win Washington got three RBI from Stone Garrett. On Friday Washington had 13 team hits in the comeback win. CJ Abrams had a three-run homer, while both Jake Alu and Blake Rutherford had two RBI apiece. 

Jake Irvin will make the start Saturday for the Red Sox. This year in 18 starts Irvin is 3-5 with a 4.76 ERA and 74 Ks in 90.2 innings. Irvin is 2-0 in his last seven appearances with a 4.86 ERA and 20 earned over 37.0 innings total. 

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have won nine of their last 10 games as home underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven day games against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The Nationals have led after 7 innings in nine of their last 12 games as home underdogs.
  • The Nationals have led after 5 innings in nine of their last 12 games as home underdogs.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Nationals’ last seven home games against National League opponents.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in each of the Nationals’ last two day games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Nationals’ last seven day games against NL teams that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals’ last six home games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joey Meneses has scored at least one run in seven of the Nationals’ last eight day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one hit in each of the Nationals’ last 12 Saturday games as underdogs.
  • CJ Abrams ranks 5th in the league in Steals (33) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals ranks 30th in the league for home runs allowed this season (183).
  • The Washington Nationals ranks 29th in the league for home runs this season (113).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies ranks 5th in the league for doubles this season (228).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies ranks 7th in the league for triples this season (21).

ANDREW’S FREE PICK 

I’ll lean toward the Phillies in this one. Sanchez had a shaky start versus Kansas City back on August 5 (5.0 innings; six earned) but he was able to bounce back with a win over the Twins on 6.0 innings and two earned in his last appearance. I like Sanchez to at least flirt with a quality outing here. Irvin should do fairly well also; he’s coming off two earned in 6.2 frames versus Oakland. On Friday Philly got a rough start from Michael Lorenzen, who finished with 3.1 innings and six earned runs. Aside from the one bad inning the Phillies did well on both sides overall, though. I like Philadelphia to even it up here. 

Mitch Wilson's Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -170

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