Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 4-7-24 Picks

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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action from Nationals Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals prediction.

Philadelphia Phillies Team Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies come into this one looking to complete the sweep after a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday. J.T. Realmuto leads the Phillies with 9 hits and a .333 batting average along with a pair of homers and 4 RBIs while Bryce Harper has a team-high 3 home runs and 7 RBIs with a pair of doubles. Kyle Schwarber and Brandon Marsh each have a pair of home runs and 5 RBIs as well, with Schwarber having the dubious distinction of leading the Phils with 11 strikeouts so far this season. Cristopher Sanchez will get the start for the Phillies here and is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. The Phillies will meet the Cardinals after this series.

Philadelphia Phillies Team Facts

  • The Phillies have won each of their last 10 games as favorites against NL East opponents.
  • The Phillies have covered the run line in each of their last eight games against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Phillies’ last seven games as favorites against NL East opponents.
  • The Phillies have led after 3 innings in each of their last three road games.
  • The Phillies have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven games as favorites against NL East opponents.

Washington Nationals Team Preview

The Washington Nationals will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after their loss at the hands of Philadelphia on Saturday. CJ Abrams leads the Nationals with 5 RBIs and 9 hits along with a pair of home runs and a triple while Joey Gallo has a pair of homers as well along with a team-leading 10 strikeouts this season. Luis Garcia Jr. also has a team-high 5 doubles while Abrams and Lane Thomas each have a team-high 3 stolen bases so far this season. MacKenzie Gore will get the start for the Nationals in this one and is 0-0 with a 5.06 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. The Nationals will face the Giants following this series.

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have lost each of their last six home games after playing the previous day.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight games as home underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four games against NL East opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last six games between the Phillies and Nationals at Nationals Park.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four day games against National League opponents.

Phillies vs. Nationals Prediction

I’m on the Phillies in this one. I get why the home dog in Washington is worth a look as Philly’s bullpen can’t be trusted for much, but the offense has a clear edge against Gore, who has struggled against the Phillies in his career, and Cristopher Sanchez gives the Phillies an edge in starting pitching as well. I think this is a solid spot for the Phillies to complete the sweep over a division rival to build some momentum so give me Philadelphia here.

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