20* NL Friday No-Doubt Rout on Washington Nationals -116
Washington vs. Philadelphia,
08/24/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 4
Money Line: -116 Washington
The Washington Nationals are showing great value as a small road favorite over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday. Washington (77-47) owns the best record in baseball, while Philadelphia (58-67) knows it has no chance of making the postseason.
The Nationals have the edge on the mound in this one behind Edwin Jackson, who is 7-8 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.174 WHIP in 23 starts this season. Kyle Kendrick is 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA and 1.375 WHIP in 17 starts and 12 relief appearances, including 1-5 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.439 WHIP in nine home starts.
Kendrick is 2-4 with a 5.21 ERA and 1.485 WHIP in 13 career starts against Washington. Kendrick is 0-7 (-8.8 Units) against the money line in home games vs. teams whose hitters draw 3 walks or less/game over the last 3 seasons.
The Nationals are 10-1 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing record. Washington is 39-14 in its last 53 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Nationals are 52-21 in their last 73 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The Phillies are 0-4 in Kendrick's last 4 home starts. Bet the Nationals Friday.