MLB Odds: Nats Seek Redemption Versus Phillies. The Washington Nationals were supposed to own the NL East this year. Instead, they find themselves tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for second place at 39-33, 3.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves. The Nats will try to eat into that lead when they host Philadelphia for a three-game series; the finale will air on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball at 8 PM ET. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
While the two teams in question share the same record, Washington are 7.75 betting units in the red after dropping five of their last six games. The Phillies, once again competitive after six years without a winning record, are ahead six units on the season, and have won seven of their last 10.
The Nationals have yet to pencil in a starter at press time, as they deal with multiple injuries to their starting rotation. Nick Pivetta (4.08 ERA), a 25-year-old northpaw from Victoria, British Columbia, is due up for the Phillies.
They’re 9-6 in Pivetta’s 15 starts thus far for 2.63 units in earnings, driving the Under to a 9-5-1 record. Washington has the Under at 42-28-2; both teams are loaded with quality pitching, but they don’t have much pop at the plate. Get your MLB odds at Bovada today.