Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals – Analysis and Pick

by John Smith

The Phillies (19-17) are in second place in the NL East one game behind the New York Mets while the Nationals (13- 18) are in last place in the division.

Zach Wheeler has been pitching well since joining the Phillies last season. He is averaging 6 2/3 innings per start this year. Conversely, Jon Lester has been a very good starting pitcher in his sixteen year major league career. But he is now in the twilight of his career and is no longer the dominant pitcher that he once was. Last season he had a 5.16 ERA.

When you factor in the fact that the Nationals are averaging the fourth fewest runs per game in MLB it makes the -130 moneyline on Wheeler and the Phillies a relative bargain.

Take the Phillies -130 on the moneyline.

 

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