The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Nationals Park on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Philadelphia is a -120 road favorite while Washington is a +100 home underdog.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Philadelphia will send Matt Strahm for the start here and Strahm is 4-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Washington is sending MacKenzie Gore and Gorge is 3-3 with a 3.57 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season.
Washington’s 8-7 win on Saturday snapped Philadelphia’s two-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.
Philadelphia is 2-5 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 3-10 in their last 13 road games against a left-handed starter while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 game two matchups. Washington is 43-92 in their last 135 home games and 19-63 in their last 82 division games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 game two matchups.
I’m backing the Nats here. Washington has impressed in spots and have definitely provided some value in some spots, especially with MacKenzie Gore on the mound as Gore has been arguably the staff ace or #2 in Washington’s rotation depending on who you ask. The Phillies haven’t been anything special against lefties, and I don’t know if they’ll be able to get revenge on Saturday. Give me the Nationals here.