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Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Betting Preview

It’s the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals on Sunday to finish up the divisional series. This game is set to be played in Williamsport, PA, at the Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies won 12-3 on Saturday. The win for the Phillies moved them to 67-56 on the season. The Phillies are still way back in the National League East standings from first place Atlanta but have a 3.5-game lead on the Marlins for second place. The Phillies are currently the top wildcard in the National League.

For Washington, they are just behind the Mets for fourth place in the divisional standings. The Nationals are 56-68 on the season.

The Philadelphia Phillies are big favorites in this game. The Sunday Night Baseball game shows the Philadelphia Phillies listed at -205, while the Washington Nationals are +170. The total for this game is listed at nine runs.

Philadelphia Phillies 2023

The Philadelphia Phillies are sending their 33-year-old right-hander, Zack Wheeler, to the mound in this game. Wheeler is 9-5 on the season, with a 3.63 earned run average. Wheeler has always been a big strikeout pitcher in his career.

This year, he has struck out 160 batters in 144 innings. His most recent start was at Toronto, where he allowed three hits and a run over seven innings.

The Phillies are one of the most dangerous teams in all of Major League Baseball due to their ability to hit the long ball. Kyle Schwarber is one of the top home run hitters in all of the game, with 32, while Nick Castellanos has 21 and a team-leading 78 runs batted in. The Phillies are just outside the Top 10 in runs scored, but their .256 batting average is 9th in baseball.

Philadelphia will finish the month of August at home. They will play the Giants for three, the Cardinals for three, and the Angels for three. The next road game will be Friday, September 1st, at Milwaukee.

Washington Nationals 2023

For the Washington Nationals, they will send Trevor Williams to the mound. Williams is making his 25th start of the season. The right-hander struggled in his last start, going just 4.1 innings, allowing six hits and five runs. Williams has allowed nine home runs over his last five starts, which span just 24 innings. Overall, he is 5-7, with a 5.20.

The Nationals are playing the spoiler role and have done a decent job of it as of late. The Nationals took two out of three at home to the Red Sox and now have a chance to win this series. The loss on Saturday was by one of their former players, Trea Turner, who hit two home runs for Philadelphia.

The Nationals are led by Lane Thomas and his .287 batting average. Thomas also leads the team with 20 home runs, while Joey Meneses is leading the team with 69 runs batted in.

Washington will head out on the road for the next nine games. The Nationals will play the New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, and Toronto Blue Jays before their next home game on August 31st against Miami.

Wheeler Deals; Phillies Win

This is a great outing for Zack Wheeler to throw. The Phillies are on national television against a divisional rival. Wheeler has great stuff and stuff that can win in the postseason.

Remember, this is a Phillies team that went to the World Series a season ago. Look for Philadelphia to win this game. The Phillies do not just win the game but win by multiple runs. Taking Philadelphia -1.5 at -130 is the way to go.

The Phillies bring the bats, so take the OVER 9 runs as well!

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