Philadelphia vs Washington Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Philadelphia vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4/5/2024

The Philadelphia Phillies (2-4) travel to face off against the Washington Nationals (2-4) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Nationals Park in Washington and televised on NSPP+. Both the Phillies and Nationals are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 6:45 ET.

Phillies vs Nationals

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The Nationals Took The Last Game Of This Series

Philadelphia lost the final game of their series against the Reds, falling 4-1. The Phillies were favored in the game, closing at -177. Cincinnati scored two runs in the third inning and added single runs in the sixth and ninth. Philadelphia’s lone run came in the sixth inning.

Zack Wheeler started for the Phillies, going six innings and allowing just one earned run. He struck out 10 and walked one. Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run for Philadelphia, and the Phillies finished with six hits.

Aaron Nola Gets The Start For The Phillies

Coming off a tough start in which he took the loss, Aaron Nola and the Phillies are on the road to take on the Nationals. Nola’s first start of the season was at home against the Braves, and he struck out 11 but gave up 7 runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Phillies Offense Breakdown

If you are looking for some Phillies player props, we have Kyle Schwarber with the highest home run projection on the team and 7th overall in the league today. Bryce Harper has the 3rd highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 14th in the league. Trea Turner is our top projected Phillies player in terms of total hits, as his projection is 16th in the league today.

The Nationals Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Pirates took the series opener against the Nationals, winning 7-4. Pittsburgh’s offense was consistent throughout the game, scoring in four of the first five innings. Connor Joe and Bryan Reynolds both drove in two runs, and Michael A. Taylor had three hits.

Martín Pérez picked up the win, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. Josiah Gray was the losing pitcher, giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings. CJ Abrams hit a home run for the Nationals, finishing 2/5.

Patrick Corbin Gets The Start For The Nationals

Patrick Corbin will be making his first start of the season at home against the Phillies. In his first outing of the year, Corbin went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, and he struck out 2 batters.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

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Our player prop model has Joey Gallo as the 9th highest projected home run hitter in today’s slate of games, and he is also our top projected home run hitter for the Nationals. Joey Meneses is our top projected Nationals player in terms of total hits, as his total hits projection is 8th best in today’s games. Lane Thomas has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the Nationals, and his total hits projection is 19th best in today’s games. CJ Abrams is 2nd on the Nationals in terms of total hits projection, which is 11th best in today’s slate of games.


Phillies vs Nationals Prediction


With the Nationals at +154 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Nationals, giving you some options if you want to look at the over/under line, which is sitting at 8.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Patrick Corbin finishing with five strikeouts compared to Aaron Nola with seven. Corbin has been predicted to go 3 1/3 innings, while Nola is projected to go six innings.

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