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Philadelphia Phillies Favored to Defeat Washington Nationals in Series Opener at Citizens Bank Park

On Friday night, the Washington Nationals will face the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of their series at Citizens Bank Park. Jake Irvin will take the mound for the Nationals, while Zack Wheeler will pitch for the Phillies. Philadelphia, with a record of 31-13, is favored to win the game. The Phillies have a recent track record of success against the Nationals, going 6-4 in their last 10 meetings. Please note that this preview was written before Thursday's game.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Nationals +223 | Phillies -260
  • Spread: Nationals +1.5 (-105) | Phillies -1.5 (-115)
  • Total: Over/Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Philadelphia will win straight-up is 72%.

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Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have struggled on their recent road trip, losing four out of their first six games. Despite a below-average offense, they have been performing well in terms of pitching, giving up an average of 3.69 runs per game. With a series against the NL East-leading Phillies approaching, the Nationals will be looking to improve their performance at the plate to secure a series win. Key players to watch include Luis Garcia Jr. with a .283 batting average, CJ Abrams with seven home runs, and Joey Meneses with 21 RBI. Pitcher Irvin will need to deliver another solid performance to give the Nationals a chance at victory in the upcoming game. Overall, the Nationals currently hold a power ranking of 14, ranking 20th in offense and 12th in defense, with a season record of 20-22.

Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

The Philadelphia Phillies are currently leading the MLB with the best record, holding a three-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East standings. Their strong offense, with an average of 5.27 runs per game, is tied with the Dodgers for the highest scoring average in the league. Trea Turner leads the team with a .343 batting average, while Bryce Harper leads with 10 home runs and Alec Bohm leads with 35 RBI. The team's pitching has also been solid, giving up an average of 3.16 runs per game. However, in their last game, Zach Wheeler struggled, giving up six hits and six runs in a loss to Miami. Despite this, the Phillies will look to increase their division lead with a win in their upcoming game on Friday.

Philadelphia Phillies Dominate at Home with Strong Offense, Expected to Trounce Washington Nationals in Upcoming Game

The Philadelphia Phillies have displayed impressive performance, winning 11 out of their last 12 home games. They have shown prowess in offense, scoring 23 runs in their previous three home games. The team's batting against right-handers has been strong, indicating a likelihood of continued offensive success in the upcoming game. On the other hand, the Washington Nationals have faced setbacks, losing their last two games and five out of their recent seven road games. They have struggled in offense, being unable to score in their last two games. Their difficulties against right-handers suggest that their offensive struggles will persist in the upcoming game. Additionally, Phillies' pitcher Wheeler has shown consistency in recent starts, allowing only two runs in his previous four starts. With his track record and the Nationals' offensive woes, it is anticipated that Philadelphia will cover the run line.

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