Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals - 6/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals - 6/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals (23-42) vs Philadelphia Phillies (32-31)

Game Info: Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Patrick Corbin (3-8) (6.65) vs Zack Wheeler (5-3) (2.84)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +152 / Philadelphia Phillies -180 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of their series on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-21 this season and have won 11 of their last 13 games. Philadelphia is coming off of a series win against Miami, where they won two out of the three games played. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.91 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average this season. The Phillies offense has scored 304 runs with a .252 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Bryce Harper is batting .317 with 15 home runs and 46 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Zack Wheeler, who is 5-3 with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 63.1 innings pitched this season.

The Washington Nationals are 23-42 this season and have lost four games in a row. Washington is coming off of a series loss against Atlanta, where they lost all three games played. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.50 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a .277 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 268 runs with a .255 batting average and a .320 on base percentage this year. Juan Soto is batting .228 with 13 home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Patrick Corbin, who is 3-8 with a 6.65 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP over 66.1 innings pitched this season.

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Philadelphia is 4-0 in their last 4 game one’s of a series and 11-2 in their last 13 games. The over is 18-7-1 in Philadelphia’s last 26 road games. Washington is 17-41 in their last 58 home games and 18-38 in their last 56 Thursday games. The over is 6-1 in Washington’s last 7 game one’s of a series. Philadelphia is 8-0 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Philadelphia has been some really good baseball over the last few weeks and has the advantage this this game. Philly is starting Zack Wheeler, who hasn’t allowed more than two runs in his last five starts. Washington is starting Corbin, who has allowed 14 runs over his last 16.1 innings pitched. I like Philadelphia to win this game by at least two runs.

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David’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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