Baseball Odds: Nationals with Plenty to Prove Versus Phillies

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Washington NationalsThis is supposed to be the year the Washington Nationals finally break through. The Nationals baseball odds are currently standing as the 15/2 favorites at press time to win the 2015 World Series, however they're already 4.31 betting units at a loss on a record of 3-6. They'll attempt to get on the winning track Friday night (7:05 PM ET) when they host the Philadelphia Phillies, who also started the season at 3-6 (minus-2.31 units).

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Max Scherzer is one of the big reasons Washington is favored this year, and he'll be starting for the Nationals on Friday. Scherzer victoried the 2013 American League Cy Young Award with the Detroit Tigers, then completed fifth in 2014's ballot prior to signing a seven-year, $210-million contract with Washington. He managed simply one run incorporated in his very first two starts for the Nationals, but they went 1-1 for a loss of 0.67 units.

The Phillies (300/1 on the World Series futures market) are anticipated to react with journeyman Sean O'Sullivan, a northpaw who's with his 5th MLB organization in 6 years. O'Sullivan has never ever played a full season in the majors; he has a career record of 10-17 with an unattractive 5.56 FIP over 237.1 innings.

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