We delivered yet another solid winner for the visitors here at the Sportsbook Room as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals easily fall under the total of 6 ½ runs last night. We had it handicapped perfectly with two teams with good starting pitching going against hitters who are in poor form in the situation. Ross Detwiler continued his outstanding pitching at home for the Nationals so he is someone we continue to keep on our radar for under the totals when the situation lines up positively for us. We stick with the National League with our top betting pick for Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies will open up a weekend series against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals and Phillies will begin from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game live over the MLB package. With our MLB top betting pick will play on the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The run total between the Phillies and Nationals comes courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds from the National League east divisional encounter opened up with the home club Washington Nationals favored by -180 odds with the road club Philadelphia Phillies bringing back +160 odds. Early money from the MLB betting public has landed on the side of the home team as Washington is now favored by -185 odds with the Phillies take back now at +165 odds. The run total remains at 6 ½ runs. A run line bet on the Washington Nationals laying -1 ½ runs will return +128 odds. Those who take +1 ½ runs with the road club Philadelphia Phillies will lay -138 with their run line bet.
Getting the start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday will be veteran Kyle Kendrick. The Phillies right hander has had good success against the Nationals as he pitched six shutout innings last year against Washington. Kendrick has allowed just two earned runs against this Nationals lineup in his past two starts working 12 innings. Kyle Kendrick is coming off a good effort last time out allowing two earned runs to the Cubs in six innings of work. Philadelphia has struggled offensively as the team has been hit hard with injuries to impact players.
The young phenom Stephen Strasburg will make his sixth start on the year. The right hander has been outstanding with an ERA of 1.12 and a WHIP of 0.87. Strasburg has one meeting against The Phillies and allowed one earned run and two hits in 4 1/3rd innings. Strasburg is backed by a very good bullpen. Washington continues their miserable hitting for the 2012 campaign. Over their past seven games the Nationals are hitting just .176 and pushing across just two runs per game. It really has been bad for Washington offensively as the club has scored two runs or fewer in five of their past seven games. We are going to continue to play under with Nationals games and tonight is no different but before placing a bet please pick up sportsbook promo codes.