MLB Odds, Picks, Predictions for Phillies vs. Nationals: Model Projections Expecting Another High-Scoring Game In Washington (August 3)

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  • The Phillies and Nationals meet for the second of their three-game series on Tuesday night.
  • All signs are pointing to a high-scoring NL East matchup on Tuesday night.

Phillies vs. Nationals

Phillies Odds -172
National Odds +146
Over/Under 8 (-112/-105)
Time 7:05 p.m. ET
TV MASN2

The Phillies take on the Nationals in Game 2 of their NL East series after knocking off Washington in Game 1 on Monday.

Tuesday’s matchup will see Philadelphia ace Zack Wheeler take the mound, but even so, signals are still pointing to an all-around explosive offensive performance on Tuesday evening.

In Monday’s 7-5 Phillies win, catcher J.T. Realmuto chipped in two hits and two RBI, and Philadelphia got after Washington for 12 hits.

The Nationals have an average staff and following their trade of Max Scherzer, they lack a clear ace to carry the innings load. This is one of many reasons to expect Washington to get on the scoreboard early and often.

While the Nationals’ pitching staff is looking quite lackluster, their offense—which also suffered as a result of the MLB trade deadline—is still capable of producing big-time. The Nationals are still in the top-10 in the MLB in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.

The Phillies are 54-49-2 (over/under/push) against the total this season and have hit the over in three of their last five matchups. Washington has gone over in four of their last five games, so essentially, all signs are pointing to the over on Tuesday night. Let’s take a closer look in our latest PRO Report.

MLB Picks: Phillies vs. Nationals 

Sharp Action

The total for Phillies vs. Nationals opened at eight runs and has stayed there. But since this morning, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the over. There has been steam on the over despite the majority of the money being wagered on the under at the time of this writing.

Model Projections

Our MLB power ratings make the total +8.95 for Tuesday’s Phillies-Nationals game in Washington.

Top Experts

One of our top MLB experts is betting on the over in Phillies vs. Nationals.

PRO Report Pick: Over 8 (-112 at FanDuel)

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