Phillies Game Today: Phillies vs Nationals Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV Channel for August 3
The Philadelphia Phillies are back at .500 once again, thanks to a scoreless start from Ranger Suárez and… a praying mantis. The mantis didn’t pitch, though.
For the second game of this four-game set, the Phillies will have Zack Wheeler on the mound against Washington Nationals starter Patrick Corbin.
This series is crucial for the Phils, who face the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers next. Gaining some ground against the Nats, who are 49-57 and just sold off their entire team, should be doable.
What Time is the Phillies Game Today?
First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:05 PM Eastern.
What Channel is the Phillies Game on Today?
Tonight’s Phillies game is available on NBC Sports Philadelphia, MASN, MLB Extra Innings, and MLB.TV (blackout restrictions may apply).
Phillies vs Nationals Odds Today
The Phillies are favored to win again tonight. They’re -165 on the moneyline (bet $165 to win $100), while the Nationals are +140 (bet $100 to win $140).
The spread has Washington at +1.5 at -120 (bet $120 to win $100), while the Phillies are -1.5 at -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
If you’re into betting the total amount of runs, the over/under is 8.5 runs tonight. It’s +100 on the over (bet $100 to win $100) and -120 on the under (bet $120 to win $100)
Phillies Pitcher Today
Wheeler gets the start tonight. The All-Star has been solid-to-phenomenal for the Phils all season, and has a 2.45 ERA over 21 starts. He’s struck out 165 batters over 139 2/3 innings, and is on pace to reach 1,000 strikeouts this year.
Wheeler needs to pitch well tonight. He struggled in July, posting a 3.24 ERA over five starts, giving up 12 earned runs in 33 1/3 innings. He has allowed three or more runs in three of his last four starts. Compare that to June (1.44 ERA over five starts, only five earned runs in 31 1/3 innings) and Wheeler really needs a bounce-back month.
He’s going up against Corbin, who has a 5.78 ERA this season. Hopefully, the Phillies can give Wheeler some solid run support as he tries to return to form.
Phillies Starting Lineup
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Phillies vs Nationals Prediction Today
Not to show our bias, but Phils by a mile. They have to, given the new state of the Nats post-deadline.
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