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Sportspicks.com MLB Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Game Analysis Preview June 17, 2013

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The Washington Nationals 34-34  and the Philadelphia Phillies 33-37 will both be shooting for a win tonight when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

They are both highly competitive and this game is featuring two pitches with high ERA’s.

Sportspicks.com cappers have researched, analyzed, and watched the pitchers to provide today’s handicapping picks.

The Nationals will give the ball to starter Dan Haren in this one. Righthander Haren is 4-8 this season with a 5.70 ERA.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be John Lannan. The lefthander has a 6.13 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +100 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -119 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 34-34 SU
Philadelphia: 33-37 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Tuesday, June 18

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