MLB Betting – Phillies at Nationals on ESPN 2

May 30, 2011 MLB Baseball

Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies are favored in MLB betting as they visit the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Halladay has been excellent so far this season and gamblers at Sbgglobal are going with the Phillies on Wednesday in baseball betting.

Philadelphia Phillies – Starting Pitcher – Roy Halladay
In 13 innings this season, Halladay has allowed just one run. He is 1-0 on the season with a sparkling ERA of 0.69.  In his career against the Nationals, Halladay has been brilliant with a record of 8-1 and an ERA of 1.96.

Washington Nationals Starting Pitcher – John Lannan
The Nationals are going with John Lannan on Wednesday and he has been awful in his career against the Phillies. He is 0-8 with a 6.09 ERA in his career against Philadelphia.  Lannan is 1-0 on the season with a 3.60 ERA.

Phillies Offense Clicking
Before the season began there were a lot of questions about the Phillies offense. So far the Phillies have been excellent and they lead the league in runs scored.  Shane Victorino is red-hot at the top of the order and Ryan Howard is also off to a good start.  The Phillies so far haven’t missed the injured Chase Utley.

Game Trends
Almost all of the trends point to the Phillies in this game. The Phillies are 9-1 in their last 10 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Phillies are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Phillies are 25-8 in their last 33 road games. The Phillies are 4-0 in Halladay’s last 4 road starts. The Phillies are 15-1 in Halladay’s last 16 starts vs. the National League East. The Nationals are 14-29 in their last 43 vs. the National League East. The Nationals are 4-1 in Lannan’s last 5 starts.  The Nationals are 0-7 in Lannan’s last 7 home starts vs. the Phillies.

The Total
Four of the last five Philadelphia games on the road have gone over in MLB betting. Somewhat surprisingly, the last four times Halladay has started the Phillies have gone over the total. The Over is 4-0 in the Nationals last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 4-0 in Lannan’s last 4 starts overall.  In this series at Washington, the Over is 19-6-1 in the last 26 meetings.