MLB Betting Spread Prediction on Philadelphia at Washington

Posted by Daniel Strum on September 25, 2015 in

There are plenty of teams and their respective online betting fans who simply cannot wait for the season to end, as they have essentially been playing meaningless games for weeks now. For others, the end is one that is going to lead to a bit of an inquest, with the good people of Washington the fan base most likely to be demanding answers. The Nationals will try to stay alive when they welcome in the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

An Quick Report on the MLB Betting Spread Prediction on Philadelphia at Washington & TV Info

Date/Time: Friday, September 25, 2015 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington DC
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Opening Lines: Philadelphia +230, Nationals -240

While the Nationals (78-73) can keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a series in over the weekend, it really does feel as though they are just delaying the inevitable. The magic number for the Mets to clinch the NL East is now down to 5, which means the Nationals pretty much have to be perfect from here on out. The fact that they have lost back to back games to the Orioles tells you all you need to know about the likelihood of perfection being in their future.

The door was left wide open for them by a Mets team struggling to get the job done against the Atlanta Braves, but other than Bryce Harper, no-one one the Nationals seems to have what it takes to get this team over the hump coming down the stretch. Jordan Zimmerman (13-8, 3.48 ERA) will get the start for the Nationals on Friday.

The debate over who is going to have the worst record in baseball looks as though it has been decided, as the Philadelphia Phillies (57-95) continue to stink the joint out night after night. They are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, and with series against the Nationals and Mets still to come before the season is all said and done, they look to have no chance of getting out of the cellar.

Yes, that means thy get first pick in the upcoming draft, but if they are looking to rebuild their team via that route, it could be a long time before this team gets any kind of sniff at the postseason. Jerad Eickhoff (1-3, 3.16 ERA) looks like a promising young arm, and has been excellent over his last 2 starts.

Key Betting Trends

Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

As much as the season looks to be over for the Nationals, they are still going to try and rack up those wins. They should be able to do that on Friday against an awful Phillies ball club who are seemingly content to finish dead last.