Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 5/19/24

Philadelphia Phillies (32-14) vs Washington Nationals (20-23)

Game Info: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Aaron Nola (5-2) (3.26) vs Trevor Williams (4-0) (1.94)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -263 / Washington Nationals +218 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction for this MLB Game on Sunday, May 19th at Citizens Bank Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Nationals recent form and recent player performance 

-The Phillies recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Philadelphia

-Recent betting trends in games played between Washington and Philadelphia

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Nationals and Phillies. 

Nationals Lost First Two Games

The Nationals have lost two games in a row and the offense hasn’t been good enough. The Nationals have scored five runs over the last two games and even though the pitching has given up only seven runs it hasn’t been good enough. On Saturday the Nationals had Mackenzie Gore started and he went 6.1 innings giving up three hits and two runs.  The Nationals are averaging 3.91 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.19 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. The run differential is -0.28 which is 19th in the league. CJ Abrams has hit seven home runs and driven in 20 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Nationals will be Trevor Williams who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.94. In his last start against the White Sox, he went four innings giving up three hits and one run. 

Phillies Win in Extra Innings

It took until the 10th inning, but the Phillies were able to pick up the 4-3 victory on Saturday. Cristopher Sanchez went seven innings giving up eight hits and two runs. Kody Clemens hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Phillies are averaging 5.24 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.65 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league while the pitching is ranked 6th. Bryce Harper is having a strong season hitting 10 home runs and driving in 32 RBIs. Getting the start for the Phillies will be Aaron Nola who sits with a 5-2 record and an ERA of 3.10. In his last start against the Mets, he went nine innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction

The Nationals are averaging 3.91 runs per game and the yare going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Phillies send Aaron Nola to the mound and in his last start he gave up zero runs. The Nationals send Williams to the mound and he sits with an ERA of 1.94. Both of these teams are going to really struggle to score and this game is going to end up under the the posted total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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