Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies odds, picks and predictions
The Washington Nationals (29-53) and Philadelphia Phillies (42-38) swing into a 3-game set Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. The series opener is slated for a 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Nationals vs. Philliesodds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: Philadelphia leads 4-1. The Phillies are 24-10 against Washington since 2020.
The Nationals have lost 5 straight games. Washington's last 2 losses were in extra innings, and the club is 1-5 in such games this season.
The Phillies are 3-1 in their last 4 games. At home, Philadelphia is a robust 11-5 with an .829 OPS in its last 16 games. The Phils have scored 29 runs in their last 4 contests.
Nationals at Phillies projected starters
RHP Paolo Espino vs. LHP Cristopher Sanchez
Espino (0-1, 2.80 ERA) will make his 5th start among 25 appearances overall. He has a 1.13 WHIP, 2.0 BB/9 and 6.8 K/9 in 45 IP.
- Entered the rotation June 12 and has given Washington 18 1/3 IP (8 ER) in 4 starts.
- One of those 4 starts was against Philadelphia: A no-decision June 17 with 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB and 5 K in 5 IP.
Sanchez (0-1, 4.60 ERA) has appeared in 8 games and will make his 2nd start. He has a 1.15 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9 and 8.6 K/9 in 15 2/3 IP.
- Has pitched 2 2/3 nightmarish innings against Washington in the last 2 seasons, allowing 6 R on 5 H and 2 BB.
- Pitched 12 2/3 IP as a rookie in 2021 with a 4.97 ERA.
Nationals at Phillies odds and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated 10:44 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Nationals +133 (bet $100 to win $133) | Phillies -165 (bet $165 to win $100)
- Run line (RL): Nationals +1.5 (-145) | Phillies -1.5 (+120)
- Over/Under (O/U): 9.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
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Nationals at Phillies picks and predictions
Phillies 6, Nationals 4
The Phils at home are a lean … but only up to -160. PASS.
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Of Philadelphia's last 5 losses, 4 have been by 2 runs or less. Of the Phils' last 5 wins, all 5 have been by 2 runs or more.
The bullpen advantage is squarely with the off-Monday Phillies. TAKE PHILADELPHIA -1.5 (+120).
The last 13 meetings between these NL East foes has produced 11 Overs. And that's the play in this one.
Washington's offense puts up respectable numbers away from home (.725 OPS). With a double-digit breeze blowing out to right-center in the forecast, TAKE THE OVER 9.5 (-107).
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