Money Line: -132.00 Philadelphia (Away)
Phillies over Nationals- For a team that is just 6-11 on the road the Phillies are a heavy favorite at Washington tonight. Starting pitching is the strongest factor as Philadelphia will send Zack Wheeler (3-2, 2.83 ERA) to the mound and is 20 starts against the Nationals he is a meager 6-11 with a 4.64 ERA. One should consider that these starts against the Nat's were when they had a line-up that was postseason worthy, not so much any more. Veteran left-hander Jon Lester (0-1, 2.70) gets the nod for Washington and he has dominated the Phillies when pitching for the Cubs going 8-1 with a 1.92 ERA in 11 starts. But, 'it's a new dawn darling,' as it's been over five years since Lester has faced them. Philadelphia is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the Nats are 1-5 as underdogs in their last six. Take the PHILLIES!