The Nationals and Phillies will play a doubleheader on Tuesday, with Game 1 slated for 3:05 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 turn into a high-scoring affair for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
981 Washington Nationals (+128) at 982 Philadelphia Phillies (-138); 9 runs
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
3:05 p.m. ET; Citizens Bank Park
TV: WSH (MASN); PHI (NBCSP)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Phillies as a -138 favorite. As of this writing, 81% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Nationals on the moneyline.
Nationals’ Fedde has rough second inning
Erick Fedde fanned seven but yielded four runs over five innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Cardinals. One really rough inning did him in, as the Cards pummeled Fedde for four runs on four hits and a walk in the second. In his other four innings he allowed just one walk and that’s it. Fedde figures to get more starts this month with the Nationals turning the page to 2019, but he can’t be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Phillies’ Arrieta strikes out 11 strikeouts in win
Jake Arrieta allowed four runs over 7 1/3 innings and struck out 11 against the Marlins on Tuesday. Arrieta was given a big early lead in this one, which seemed to cause him to pound the strike zone and try to go deep. He ended up throwing a season-high 77 strikes among his 108 pitches. The 11 strikeouts were also a season high. The win was his first since July 31.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 1-4 in Fedde’s last five starts and 2-5 in their last seven games when opening a double-header.
The Phillies are 4-1 in Arrieta’s last five home starts but are 1-7 in their last eight games versus a right-handed starter.
The over has cashed in all five of the Nationals’ last five games and are 36-17-1 in the last 54 road games. On the otherside, the over is 3-1-1 in the Phillies’ last five games overall and 4-1 in their last five opening games of a double-header.
The Pick: Nationals/Phillies over 9