2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 19, 2010
Washington at Philadelphia
Sunday 09/19 01:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Washington +180 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Phillies have won 10 out of their last 11 and they certainly have the starting pitching advantage here. But Joe Blanton hasn't been stellar this year. He owns a mediocre 5.00 ERA and a 7-6 record. The Nats have a better bullpen. When facing good teams in the second half of the season, the Nationals are 15 and 13. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is just 6-11 since the All-Star break when facing teams under .460. The Nationals have been at their best this season following a loss when they have played .500 ball. As a home favorite of -175 to -200 over the last two seasons, Philadelphia is just 10-14. Under Charlie Manuel, the Phillies are just 27-27 as a home favorite of -175 to -200. I like the value on Washington here.