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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Washington Nationals -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSPA, MASN
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals meet Thursday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 12 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 71 hits and 33 RBI while Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura have combined for 138 hits and 76 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 4.89 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Nola is 4-5 with a 4.18 ERA and 105 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 75 hits and 19 RBI while Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon have combined for 136 hits and 92 RBI. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 12-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 191 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 3-8 in their last 11 games following a loss, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League East, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win. The Phillies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Nationals last 5 vs. National League East. The over is 6-2 in Phillies last 8 road games.

The Washington Nationals have it rolling right now and have won five of the last seven meetings against the Phillies. Speaking of the Phillies, their offense has gone completely quiet over the last week or so, and they just scored a combined two runs while striking out 21 times. While nobody should be ready to write off these Phillies just yet, it's the Nationals who are playing better baseball at the moment and are the team I'm looking to get behind. The Phillies just don't provide much confidence during this current stretch. 

Pick:
Washington Nationals

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