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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline Pick

Time: 7:15 PM EST Saturday July 12, 2014 FOX

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals in a National League match up.

In their last games: In yesterday’s game between these 2 teams the Phillies beat the Nationals 6-2.

In yesterday’s game Jimmy Rollins hit 2 HR and had 3 RBI in the win over the Nationals.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Nationals are 11-5 in their last 16 games facing the Phillies.

The Phillies are 4-0 in Cole Hamels’ last 4 home starts against the Nationals

The Nationals are 1-4 in Stephen Strasburg’s last 5 starts.

Pitching Match Up
Washington: Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.47 ERA)
Philadelphia: Cole Hamels (3-5, 2.87 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Nationals -126 / Phillies +116
Run Line: Washington -1.5 +135
Total Line: 7 Under -115

Straight up, Over/Under and Runline Records
Washington Nationals: 49-42 SU / O/U 44-39 / Run Line W/L 45-46
Philadelphia Phillies: 42-51 SU / O/U 47-40 / Run Line W/L 46-47

Key Betting Trends
• WASH is 51-24 in their last 75 games as a road favorite.
• WASH is 58-28 in their last 86 vs. a team with a losing record.
• WASH has an Over record of 9-3-1 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record.
• PHIL is 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
• PHIL is 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
• PHIL has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog.

Key Player Injuries

Carlos Ruiz C D.L. Jun 27 concussion Mid-July?
Wil Nieves C D.L. Jun 24 quadriceps July 11
Reid Brignac 3B D.L. Jun 20 ankle Out indefinitely
Mike Adams RP D.L. Jun 7 shoulder Out indefinitely
Cliff Lee S D.L. May 21 elbow July 19

Jordan Zimmermann SP Out Jul 11 arm Status uncertain
Ian Desmond SS Out Jul 10 hand Day-to-day
Eury Perez OF D.L. May 16 toe Out indefinitely
Ross Ohlendorf RP D.L. Mar 26 back Late May?

Moneyline Pick:

The Nationals after winning 7 of 8 have dropped 3 of their last 4 games. The Phillies are on a nice little roll winning 5 straight. Strasburg was sharp in his last two allowing just 3 runs and striking out 17 over 14 2/3 innings. Both those games were at home but unfortunately tonight’s game is on the road where he’s 1-5 on the season with a 5.13 ERA. Cole Hamels goes for Philadelphia and he’s been consistently good over his last 8 starts allowing 3 or fewer runs in all 8 while registering 7 QS. The two starters have done well against their opponent tonight with their respective teams winning 4 of their last 5 starts. In what appears on paper to be a game that can go either way, I’m going to side with the hot team who is at home and getting money. Take Philadelphia Phillies +116

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