MLB Nationals vs. Phillies Picks & Predictions for June 18, 2013

MLB Nationals vs. Phillies Picks & Predictions for June 18, 2013

MLB Nationals vs. Phillies Picks & Predictions for June 18, 2013
By ATSSportsline.com 

PHILADELPHIA, PA (ATS Consultants) - Cliff Lee takes the mound tonight as the Phillies host the Nationals. Will Lee pick up his ninth victory of the year?

ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Phillies are -164 money line favorites over the Nationals, whoa re +151 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7 runs with Lee set to oppose Ross Detwiler.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Phillies opened as -163 money line favorites but their odds have climbed slightly to -164, while the Nationals' odds have gone from +150 up to +151. Washington enters play with a 34-35 overall record and is 16-22 on the road, while Philadelphia is 34-37 and 17-15 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 66% of the betting public currently favors Philadelphia. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.

MLB FREE PICK: Take Washington. According to latest MLB trends, Washington is: 4-1 last 5 vs. left-handed starter and 6-0 in Detwiler's last 6 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. Philadelphia is: 3-7 last 10 overall and 1-4 in Lee's last 5 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.

The Philadelphia Phillies broke a two-game losing streak on Monday, edging the Nationals on a ninth inning single from Dominic Brown. Washington looks to get back to .500 with a win against a tough lefty. Washington has won six of their last nine in this series.  The Nationals need another good outing from Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02 ERA), who is making his second start after coming off the disabled list due to a strained back muscle. He has now allowed just three runs or fewer in his last 10 games after giving up three in his last start against Colorado. Detwiler is 2-4 with a 4.24 ERA vs. Philadelphia. Cliff Lee has been solid all season but better on the road, where he is 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA. However, at home, pitching at a hitter's ballpark, he's 2-1 with a 3.82 ERA in five starts. The Phillies host the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05pm on Tuesday night in Game 2.

MLB FREE PICK: WASHINGTON NATIONALS +151


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