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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 - 6/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Wednesday June 19, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington Nationals -220 / Philadelphia Phillies +185 O/U: 8.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will be matching up on the MLB diamond Wednesday for game two of their doubleheader.

Monday’s edition of this set was rained out, and so was Tuesday’s—oddly enough—so we’ll have a double-dip on Wednesday.

For Wednesday’s game two, the Phillies are sending out RHP Jake Arrieta for the start. Arrieta is sitting on a 6-5 record with a 4.31 ERA and 70 strikeouts so far this year.

Over on the Nats’ side, they're still sticking with Max Scherzer here, despite him suffering a broken nose and a black eye during a bizarre BP accident. 

The Phillies are 4-0 in their last four in game two of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 road games. Philly is 2-5 in their last seven overall and 4-1 in Arrieta’s last five starts.

Meanwhile, the Nats are 5-2 in their last seven in game two of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. Washington is 7-3 in the last 10 game twos of doubleheaders and 7-1 in the last eight home games versus a team with a losing road record.

Well, maybe someday we’ll get these games in. After two straight rainouts and lots of pitching shuffles, it’s tough to tell who’s going to be on point—especially in a doubleheader.

Realistically, both of these teams have been mediocre lately, but Philly plays pretty well on the road these days. With a beat-up Scherzer starting on the other side, I’m going to go with the Phillies in this one, but realistically staying away.

Philadelphia Phillies +185

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