Update: The Nationals will start Austin Voth.
The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies will close up their three-game series on Sunday, June 6th with a split in the first two games. The first pitch will get things going at 1:05 p.m. ET. Here’s a look at some betting advice taking a look at the moneyline as well as the best player prop for the game.
Moneyline pick: Phillies -121
At the time of this article publishing, the Nationals had yet to announce a starting pitcher, but the Phillies will start Vince Velasquez on the mound. He has a 2-1 record with a 4.08 ERA through 11 appearances, including seven starts. Velasquez was hit hard his last time out, giving up six runs in three innings, but that is an outlier in an otherwise solid start to the season. Expect a bounce-back performance from him and take the Phillies on the moneyline regardless of who the Nationals start.
Player Prop: Vince Velasquez U4.5 strikeouts (+100)
Velasquez has appeared in 11 games so far this season and has tallied at least 5 Ks five times. He’s averaging around 1.2 strikeouts per inning and will face one of the most disciplined lineups in MLB. Washinton entered Sunday with the third-fewest team strikeouts and boasts the seventh-best team batting average (.246). Velasquez should have a tough time against a team that doesn’t chase bad pitches too often.
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