Baseball Betting Picks: Phillies vs. Nationals Prediction: August 2nd 2012
Baseball Betting Picks: August 2nd 2012
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals
Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies +102
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Since the trade deadline on Tuesday, Philadelphia appears to be a rejuvenated team. The NL East’s 5 time champion has outscored the Divisions top team, Washington, 11-2 in the first two games of this series. The Phillies have taken 6 of their L9 overall, averaging 5.83 RPG in those six victories. Philly has gotten a surge from their new look outfield of Brown, Mayberry Jr., and Schierholtz. SS, Rollins has added 3 round-trippers in the L2 games. The Phill’s lineup is coming together to form consistency for the first time this season. Today, they send Cole Hamels to the mound. The LH is 11-5, including a 6-2 road mark, and boasts stats of 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA vs. Washington this year. Overall, the ace has a 12-4, 2.48 career record when starting against the Nationals. Washington has lost 3 of their L5, getting blanked twice. The NL East’s top squad is truly a “hit or miss” unit. The Majors 16th ranked offense posts 4.29 RPG overall, but actually drops down to score an even 4.00 RPG when playing at home this season. Ross Detwiler gets the start here. The LH is 5-4 TY, and struggles vs. Philadelphia with a lifetime mark of 1-3 when starting against them. The Phillies are 5-0 in Hamels L5 road starts vs. the Nationals and 4-1 their L5 games played when following a win. The Nationals are 2-8 in Detwilers L10 starts vs. teams with a losing record and 2-5 their L7 games played at home. Take Philadelphia. Thank you.