Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks

August 24, 2012


The Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.
The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Edwin Jackson in this game. Jackson has a 7-8 record and a 3.69 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Phillies will be Kyle Kendrick. The righthander has a 4.24 ERA to go along with a 4-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
The Nationals were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 4-3 winner at home against the Reds. Bettors on Philadelphia at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Team records:
Washington: 77-47 SU
Philadelphia: 58-67 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Saturday, August 25

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