Phillies vs Nationals: Best bets, TV schedule & betting preview for August 9th

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, right, reacts past Washington Nationals catcher Riley Adams after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Philadelphia Phillies made light work of the Washington Nationals, winning 3 of the 4 games in the series and pitching a no-hitter in the process. The team will now host the Minnesota Twins for a weekend series before a trip to Toronto. Can they keep the good vibes rolling after a magical midweek game from Michael Lorenzen?

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Phillies vs Twins info

Date: Friday, August 11th
Time: 7:05PM ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: MLB TV, NBCSP

Phillies vs Nationals Betting odds

Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (-162) | Minnesota Twins (+136)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+120) | Minnesota Twins +1.5 (-142)
Run total: Over/Under 9.5 (-110)

Pitching matchup

Christopher Sanchez (6-7, 3.44 ERA) vs Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 1.80 ERA)

Christopher Sanchez will head to the mound on the back of a tricky day at the office against the Royals. The Phils won the matchup, but Sanchez gave up 6 runs through 5 innings, including 2 homers. That’s been the real cause for concern for Sanchez, who has otherwise been very solid for the Phils – Homers. He’s allowed 7 in his last 6 games. If you’re looking for a bet that isn’t the Phillies moneyline, it may be worth exploring some Twins batter props.

Across from him will be Dallas Keuchel – a name familiar to many. His Twins debut was a mixed bag. He allowed just one run in 5 innings but surrendered 8 hits and was unable to get a single strikeout. Now pitching at a hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park, it’s not the most encouraging thing to hear.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber connects for a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phillies vs Twins Betting preview

The Twins are putting up 4.4 runs per game, averaging .237 at the plate. It’s very much been a middling season for Minnesota, but that could change against the Phils, in this pitching matchup at least. The run-total sits at 9.5, so I do like betting the over here given that Keuchel got away with a one-run outing in his debut with Minnesota, and Sanchez has a tendency to allow big hits.

If you want to play some Phils props, Alec Bohm to hit a home run is +390, and Kyle Schwarber to record one is +285. Both have a favorable matchup here.

The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 in comparison to a struggling 2-3 Twins side. Philadelphia ranks 9th in home batting average and Minnesota ranks 2nd from bottom in road batting average. I’ll take the Phils and the over today.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto, right, celebrates his solo homer with Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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