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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 8/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Philadelphia Phillies will face the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, August 31, 2020 7:05 P.M, ET. This is the opening game in this 4 game National League series with the Phillies taking on the reigning champions. Philadelphia is coming off a series win against the Braves with a 2-1 record. Washington lost their previous series against the Red Sox 2 games to 1. The Nationals are now 14th in the National League with a 12-19 record, and are 5th in the NL East Division.

The Nationals aren’t doing too well with just 3 wins in their last 10 games, and made 18 total runs in their last 3. They started strong against Boston with a 10-2 win in the 1st game, but dropped the next 2 games at 5-3, and 9-5. Trea Turner had 3 hits and 1 run in game 3 against the Red Sox, while Eric Thames and Josh Harrison both got solo homers in the game. Austin Voth got the loss after allowing 5 earned runs in just 2 innings pitched. The Nationals are led by Trea Turner with 45 hits, while Juan Sotto has 21 runs batted in and 9 bombs this season. The Nationals are the 2nd best batting team in the league with a .268 batting average, while their bullpen is 21st allowing 4.88 earned runs per game. Erick Fedde will start for the Nationals in the opening game.

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 8/31/2020

The Phillies had their 5 game win streak snapped recently in a loss against the Braves in their last game. The squad split their last 10 games, and made 21 total runs in their last 3. The squad allowed Atlanta 10 runs in the 2nd inning in their last game to trail Philly 10-1. Philadelphia answered back with 6 of their own in the 3rd, but would only score 3 more runs in the contest, while the Braves made 2 more to end the game with a 12-10 with Atlanta picking up the win. 4 players got a home run in the game with Didi Gregorious got the solo homer in the 2nd, Andrew McCutchen, and Roman Quinn both had solos in the 8th. Rhys Hoskins had a 2 run homer in the 3rd, while Jake Arrieta got the loss allowing 7 earned runs in 1.1 innings pitched. J.T Realmuto leads the team with 28 hits, 25 RBIs, and 9 bombs this season. The Phillies are the 6th best batting team at .260 average, while their bullpen is 22nd with a team ERA at 4.95. The Phillies are 7th in the National League with a 14-15 record, and are 2nd in the NL East Division. Spencer Howard will start for the Phillies in game 1.

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies. MLB’s pick for the game is the Philadelphia Phillies -115. The Nationals are one of the best batting teams this season, while their bullpen is below average, but they still are losing a lot of games. They can bat well but can’t produce a lot of runs. Fedde is doing better than Howard this season, but the Phillies look better as a team than the beat up Nationals. The Phillies are great at home with 5 wins in their last 6 and will win at 6-2.

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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 8/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 P.M ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

TV: MASN, NSPA

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -115

MLB Total: 10

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