Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals: Preview & Analysis 06/02/2023

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals: Preview & Analysis 06/02/2023

June 2, 2023



Game Preview

On Friday, the Washington Nationals host the Philadelphia Phillies for an NL East battle. Both teams are currently rebuilding, yet possess some promising young talent that could challenge for a division crown in the future. The Nationals currently stand in 5th and last place in the NL East with a record of 24-32 while the Philadelphia Phillies 4th with a 25-31 record.
Both teams enter this game following losses in their last series. The Nationals lost the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they managed to win the last game. Phillies fans may hope their beloved team can bounce back after suffering three consecutive wins against New York Mets rivals this week. The Nationals are looking to rebound while the Phillies want to avoid suffering another consecutive defeat.
Washington is ranked twenty-second in baseball with a 4.29 run average for the season. The pitching staff’s 4.65 collective ERA ranks them twenty-first overall. They have given up 243 earned runs this season. Their WHIP currently sits at 1.44 and they boast an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio with 415 strikes versus only 212 walks.
Meanwhile, the Phillies’ rotation has struggled recently, scoring just 4.15 runs per game while also struggling against right-handed pitchers in terms of batting average and hitting percentage. Although they have managed to score some runs over their last two games, further improvements must still be made for them to remain competitive within their division.

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Josiah Gray will be stepping up on the mound for the Nationals in this game, he has a record of 4-5, an ERA of 2.77, a WHIP of 1.41 and 51 strikeouts. While for the Phillies, Zack Wheeler will be their starting pitcher with a record of 4-4, en ERA of 3.60, a WHIP of 1.14 and 76 strikeouts.
The Phillies boast an efficient offense, but to defeat the Nationals on Friday they must avoid mistakes and costly errors. Their season has been riddled with costly miscues that they must avoid on Friday.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Game Information

  • Date: 06/02/2023
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • How to Watch: Phillies vs Nationals MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Phillies vs Nationals Betting Lines

Phillies are -180 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $56. On the other side, Nationals are +160 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $160.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Phillies at a 64.29% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nationals have 38.46% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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