The Major League Baseball best bet from Thursday comes from the National League East divisional game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. The Phillies and Nationals will begin from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB Network will air this game live over national television. With our MLB best pick we will play on the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The betting odds used from our betting selection came courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this MLB contest with the home standing Washington Nationals favored by -110 odds with the return on the Philadelphia Phillies at +100 odds. The run over under is set at 7 ½ runs. Early money from the wagering public has come on the Phillies as Washington was bet down to a -109 odds favorite and Philadelphia is now set at -101 odds in the wagering. The run over under from this game has not moved off the opening number of 7 ½ runs. Run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs on the side of the Washington Nationals will get back +195 odds. Those who decide on taking the +1 ½ runs on the side of the Philadelphia Phillies will have to lay -220 odds for their run line bet. First five innings lines reveal Washington a -115 odds favorite with the Phillies return at -105 odds. The run over under is lined at 3 ½ runs after a full five innings of play.
The Philadelphia Phillies have won the first two games of this series limiting the Washington Nationals to just two runs total over the two games. This comes off the heels of the trading deadline as the Phillies traded away starters for prospects. So the clubhouse attitude about the changes may seem to be positive thus far for Philadelphia. The pitching matchups favor a low scoring game tonight as lefty Cole Hamels is on the hill for Philadelphia as he squares off with Ross Detwiler for the Nationals. Hamels has had great success pitching against the Nationals lineup as the lefty starter has faced them twice in the 2012 campaign and is a perfect 2-0. Hamels in those starts allowed a total of just one run working 16 innings Detwiler faced the Phillies lineup once last year and allowed no earned runs in 7 1/3rd innings on three hits. Detwiler pitches very well at home this season. Pitching dominates tonight so the play is under at online sportsbooks.