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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals - 4/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Wednesday April 10, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
Philadephia Phillies -145 / Washington Nationals +125 O/U: 9
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The Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies will be meeting up on the MLB diamond Wednesday to finish up their series.

The Phillies took a 4-3 victory on Monday, then in the Tuesday game two we had a 10-inning battle as Washington scored nine unanswered runs for a 10-6 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Nationals will be bringing out Jeremy Hellickson in the start. In his lone appearance for Washington this year, Hellickson put up 2.0 innings with two earned, three hits and a homer allowed.

In the Tuesday comeback victory, Washington’s Juan Soto had just one hit but it was a big one—a three-run homer in the 10th inning. Howie Kendrick and Yan Gomes also each posted a solo homer for the Nationals as well.

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with Nick Pivetta on Wednesday. So far this year over two starts, Pivetta has a 6.52 ERA across 9.2 innings, eight Ks and a 1-0 record.

Bryce Harper managed a three-run homer off starter Stephen Strasburg in the Tuesday game, and Maikel Franco homered for the Phillies as well (a solo shot).

The Nationals are 7-1 in their last eight in game three of a series and 1-4 in Hellickson’s last five road starts. The under is 12-1 in Hellickson’s last 13 road starts and 16-2 in his last 18 starts overall.

Well, we didn’t get to see Hellickson too much in his inaugural outing, and he's been all over the place as far as games played throughout his career. When the year is over he’ll probably finish with a 4-something ERA, which is about par for the course with him.

As for Pivetta, I’m not super-thrilled about him either but he’s got a great offense behind him on paper. The over here might not be a bad play, and I think Philly will take a high-scoring affair in this one.

Philadelphia Phillies -145

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