Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
13-19, 3rd in National League East May 13, 7:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park  22-12, 1st in National League East
Philadelphia at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:05 PM ET, Saturday, May 13, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, MASN (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Nick Pivetta (0-2, 5.40 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Tanner Roark (3-1, 3.46)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Phillies [N. Pivetta -R] +1½ -155 +164 Ov 9 -105
Washington Nationals [T. Roark -R] -1½ +135 -174 Un 9 -115
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The fans at Nationals Park will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals when they take their seats on Saturday.

Pivetta was a fourth-round draft pick of Washington in 2013 and will get a second crack at the organization as he prepares to make his third career start. The 24-year-old Canadian was tagged for four runs on nine hits over five innings on May 5 versus the Nationals, serving up three solo homers. Pivetta gave up two runs on nine hits in five innings at the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 30.

Washington’s bullpen cost Roark a victory last time out after he permitted two runs (zero earned) on only two hits over six innings on Sunday. Roark also did not factor in the decision against Philadelphia on April 15 despite working a season-high seven innings and yielding two runs on four hits. Odubel Herrera has hit Roark well, going 9-for-21 with three doubles and three RBIs.

Bovada Sportsbook currently has the Nationals listed as 174-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Persistent rain in the nation’s capital is giving the Washington Nationals time to heal some nagging injuries before they kick off a three-game series against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night, with a doubleheader to come on Sunday. Washington snapped a three-game skid with a 7-6 win on Wednesday before Thursday’s finale versus Baltimore and Friday’s scheduled series opener were both rained out.

The Nationals own the best record in the National League after rallying for five runs in the final two innings Wednesday night. The postponement allowed Washington to skip A.J. Cole, Thursday’s scheduled fill-in starter, but also provided some respite for its beleaguered bullpen with a pair of fresh arms on the way. The Phillies have been in a spiral since ripping off six consecutive victories from April 20-27, dropping 10 of their last 12. Philadelphia gave up 21 runs in a two-game interleague series versus Seattle and now hits the road for nine straight games.

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MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-14 in the series versus the Orioles, dropping his batting average from .435 to .393.

2. Phillies OF Aaron Altherr is 13-for-30 with five homers and 15 RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak

3. Washington RHPs Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover were both activated off the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -174 and the game will go over 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Nationals 7, Phillies 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PHI TEAM WSH
4.75 RUNS 6.15
4.88 RUNS AGNST 4.65
-0.13 DIFF 1.50
-$363 MONEY $543
4.74 TEAM ERA 4.27
8.88 OFF HITS 10.09
3.47 OFF WALKS 4.12
8.66 OFF Ks 8.24
9.13 DEF HITS 8.62
3.28 DEF WALKS 3.03
7.25 DEF Ks 8.62
INJURIES
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Zach Eflin P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Nola P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Harrison P 60-Day Disabled List
Charlie Morton P 60-Day Disabled List
Andres Blanco SS 15-Day Disabled List
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 11 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Washington is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 4.8 8 4.7 8
Philadelphia’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 4.1 10 4.2 5
Philadelphia’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 9 5.8 2
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 6.2 1 4.9 10
Washington’s Home Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Road Defense 5.9 2 4.4 6
Washington’s Home ERA vs Philadelphia’s Road ERA Allowed 3.7 4 3.6 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PHILLIES
Phillies are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in free passes at 2.6 per game.
Phillies have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.6 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.0 per game.
NATIONALS
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.

 

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