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Sunday Night Baseball Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals

Sunday Night Baseball Preview 6/24Sunday Night Baseball Game Info

Time: Sunday, June 24th @ 5:08 PM Pacific

Location: Nationals Park, Washington DC

Weather: 79 degrees, wind 8 mph WSW (scattered thunderstorms)

TV: ESPN

MoneyLine: Philadelphia Phillies (+100) Vs. Washington Nationals (-120)

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies (+1.5) -210 Vs. Washington Nationals (-1.5) +175

Total: 9.0 (-110)

Side & Total

Tonight the Phillies look to remain hot and knock the Nats down another peg in their threeway NL East race with Atlanta. Philadelphia and Washington are two opposite sides of a coin in their last ten games with the Phillies (7-3) and Nats (3-7) swapping places in the standings as a result. Neither Nick Pivetta or Jefry Rodriguez really strike fear into opposing lineups hence the high total at 9. That shouldn’t be a problem here as the Phillies are 8-3 in going over in their last 11 games. Rodriguez hasn’t shown much since making his debut out of the bullpen against Atlanta June 3rd and I don’t expect him to show much tonight. I’ll be shocked if he makes it five innings. Nats might need to lean a little too hard on the bullpen tonight so I’m taking Phillies +100 and over 9.

Props

Nick Pivetta had 13 strikeouts last time out which might inflate his strikeout line. I’m having an impossible time finding a strikeout total for him anywhere which tells me others are thinking the same and it’s off the board. Props are genuinely garbage and I advise to stay away but if you have to over 28 Runs/Hits/Errors seems like the most reasonable play. I’ve been having an incredibly hard time finding lines on any decent props for Sunday Night Baseball. I can always find the score in the first inning, who scores first, and total Runs/Hits/Errors. Instead of props I’d just put a little more on the money line but go nuts if you’re really feeling it.

Daily Fantasy Plays Sunday Night Baseball

DraftKings values stolen bases way too much in their scoring system making Trea Turner a must-start for tonight. Build your lineup around him and stay away from the starting pitchers. Cesar Hernandez and Anthony Redon fit the bill nicely here. Always double check the lineup before first pitch. Late Sunday scratches are not uncommon. If you listened to the Sports Gambling Podcast preview episode I said look for Atlanta and Philadelphia to show improvement and make the division interesting. Well, they’re in 1st and 2nd place at about the halfway point. I still think Washington has the weapons and resources to take them down the stretch but both these teams have arrived sooner than expected. With the young studs, all three of these teams have to look for this to become one of the more competitive divisions in the coming years. Acuña and Soto are worth the hype alone. With Bryce Harper shaving his beard in preparation for joining the Yankees next year really could be wide open. But this year it’s still the Nats.

Scott Bowser is a LA based comedian and actor who has appeared in national commercials and films. He also contributes to Savage Henry Magazine and is a regular guest on the Sports Gambling Podcast.

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