Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (57-48) vs Washington Nationals (36-71)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Kyle Gibson (6-4) (4.60) vs Josiah Gray (7-7) (4.59)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -215 / Washington Nationals +175 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of their series at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night.

The Washington Nationals are 36-71 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Washington lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 5-4 in five innings due to bad weather. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.17 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a .268 opponent batting average this season. The Nationals offense has scored 410 runs with a .248 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Maikel Franco is batting .229 with eight home runs and 38 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Josiah Gray, who is 7-7 with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 102 innings pitched this season.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 57-48 this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Philadelphia split a two game series with the Atlanta Braves. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 485 runs with a .247 batting average and a .310 on base percentage this year. Kyle Schwarber is batting .203 with 33 home runs and 66 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Kyle Gibson, who is 6-4 with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 107.2 innings pitched this season.

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Washington is 16-36 in their last 52 games and 8-24 in their last 32 Friday games. The over is 5-1-1 in Washington’s last 7 games against the NL East. Philadelphia is 7-1 in their last 8 games and 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in Philadelphia’s last 6 Friday games. The over is 12-4-1 in these two teams last 17 head to head meetings.

Philadelphia has had a good season and comes into this game third in the NL East and 10 games behind the New York Mets. Washington has been horrible this season and just traded away their two best players. Washington will start Josiah Gray in this game, who has allowed 12 runs in his last 15 innings of work. For Philadelphia, Kyle Gibson has allowed nine runs in his last 23.1 innings. I am taking Philadelphia to win this game by at least two runs.

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