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WASHINGTON vs. PHILADELPHIA 8/27/2018 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

WASHINGTON vs. PHILADELPHIA 8/27/2018 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The WASHINGTON and the PHILADELPHIA will both be gunning for a victory on 8/27/2018 at 7:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Washington Nationals (65-66) at Philadelphia Phillies (70-60)
DATE/TIME: Monday, August 27 – 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

901 WASHINGTON 8.5 (100)
9 (-110) -115

TV: 7:05 PM
LINE: 105

Oddsmakers currently have the PHILADELPHIA listed as 105 point favorites versus the WASHINGTON, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.5.

The Philadelphia Phillies hold a slight edge in the season series against the Washington Nationals, however Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning last week left a sour taste in their mouths. The sputtering Phillies (70-60) look to get back on track on Monday as they begin a six-game homestand with the first of three contests against the Nationals (65-66).

Philadelphia, which resides three games behind National League East-leading Atlanta, had lost six of seven before Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana belted back-to-back home runs while Maikel Franco and Wilson Ramos each had two-run shots in Sunday’s 8-3 romp versus Toronto. Hoskins went 4-for-12 with four RBIs and two runs scored against the Blue Jays after going 1-for-13 with five strikeouts in the previous series versus Washington. The Nationals followed Zimmerman’s heroics in Wednesday’s 8-7 win over Philadelphia with three straight shutout losses before erupting in Sunday’s 15-0 shellacking of the New York Mets. Mark Reynolds launched his sixth career grand slam in a six-run ninth inning for the Nationals, who have won just five of 14 overall and six of 13 versus the Phillies this season.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, MASN2 (Washington), NBCS Philadelphia

PITCHING MATCHUP: Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (6-7, 4.23 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Zach Eflin (9-4, 3.93)

Strasburg struggled in his first start since missing more than a month with a neck problem, surrendering five runs – including two homers – over four innings against Philadelphia on Wednesday. The 30-year-old, who will make his 200th major league appearance Monday, received a no-decision in that last outing and sports a 10-2 mark with a 2.48 ERA in 22 career starts versus the Phillies. Franco went deep in his last meeting with Strasburg and is 7-for-22 with two homers against the hurler.

Like Strasburg, Eflin struggled in that Wednesday encounter versus Washington as he permitted five runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 frames of a no-decision. The 24-year-old pitched significantly better in his previous start against the Nationals, yielding two runs on six hits across five innings of a 12-2 romp. Bryce Harper is 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles against Eflin in his career.


1. Ramos is 12-for-25 with seven extra-base hits (five doubles, triple, homer) and eight RBIs in six games since being acquired from Tampa Bay.

2. Washington SS Trea Turner is 19-for-50 with 13 runs scored in the season series against Philadelphia.

3. Phillies INF Asdrubal Cabrera is 5-for-10 with three runs scored in his last two games after going 2-for-23 in his previous six.

PREDICTION: Nationals 4, Phillies 1



W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Washington 65-66 W1 33-31 32-35 29-29 14-10 13-16 9-11
Philadelphia 70-60 W1 41-22 29-38 25-26 18-12 15-14 12-8


Washington Philadelphia
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/23/18 PHI 2 WAS 0 .161 0 .446 .107 1 .433


Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
WAS T. Turner .380 19 .936
PHI M. Franco .378 14 1.209
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
WAS A. Rendon 4 8 12
PHI R. Hoskins 4 10 10
Pitching ERA Avg K
WAS 4.72 .272 123
PHI 5.17 .250 109
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
WAS A. Rendon .295 120 .850
PHI M. Franco .276 112 .806
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
WAS B. Harper 30 82 84
PHI R. Hoskins 26 75 81
Pitching ERA Avg K
WAS 3.89 .252 1137
PHI 3.91 .238 1168