MLB Picks: Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor ISeptember 2, 2013

MLB Picks: Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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    The Washington Nationals have won their last five games when facing a left-handed starter, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nationals are minus-120 road favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 6.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League East matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

    *All gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Washington Nationals

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    The Washington Nationals picked up a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the New York Mets Sunday, with the OVER cashing for the third time in their last four contests.

    Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has compiled a 2-0 record and 0.53 ERA in two outings versus the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013.

Philadelphia Phillies

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    The Philadelphia Phillies return home after a 3-4 road trip, which ended with a 7-1 defeat to the Chicago Cubs as plus-111 underdogs Sunday.

    Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels is 7-1 with a 3.13 ERA in his last eight home efforts against the Washington Nationals.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Washington Nationals, as they've won nine of their last 11 games as a favorite.

    MLB Pick: Washington Nationals minus-120

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