Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM (Nationals Park )
Washington Nationals -175 / Philadelphia Phillies +151 O/U: 9
TV: NSPA, MASN
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will match up on the MLB diamond Monday.
The Phillies just finished up a set against the Indians. Philly split the first two games of that series 5-2 and 9-4, then in the Sunday finale the Phillies lost 10-1.
For Monday’s game, the Phillies will go with Zach Eflin in the start. Across his 150.2 innings and 9-12 record this year, Eflin has a 4.00 ERA with 121 Ks and 42 BBs.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they just came out of a series versus the Marlins. Washington posted wins in the first two games of that set 6-5 and 10-4, then on Sunday the Nats fell 5-3.
For Monday’s game, Washington will send out Patrick Corbin to start. Across 191.2 innings and a 13-7 mark this year, Corbin has a 3.10 ERA with 224 Ks and 64 BBs.
The Phillies are 1-4 in their last five in game one of a series and 4-9 in Eflin’s last 13 starts in game one of a series. Philly is 1-5 in Eflin’s last six Monday starts and 5-16 in his last 21 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 5-2 in their last seven Monday games and 1-5 in their last six in game one of a series. The under is 4-1-1 in the Nats’ last six in game one of a series and the over is 6-2-1 in their last nine at home after a road trip of a week or more.
Eflin has been on a nice run lately. Across his last five games, he’s given up just five earned runs total despite a bit of a stumble against the Braves on September 11. Still, I like Eflin well enough here to think he’ll pitch well so I’m going Phillies.