Reds vs. Nationals - 5/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (28-19) at Cincinnati Reds (19-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
S Strasburg (3-5) (6.50) vs. A DeSclafani (2-4) (3.46)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, FSN-OH
The Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Nationals have won four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have combined for 104 hits and Ryan Zimmerman has 32 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last six road games. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 6.50 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 1-1 with a 5.50 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Reds have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Reds have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have combined for 92 hits and 39 RBI while Todd Frazier has 28 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last six home games. Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 3-7 in Strasburgs last 10 starts. The Reds are 10-26 in their last 36 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in DeSclafanis last 6 starts. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I don't trust Strasburg at all, as he's fallen off like Big Mac toppings. I'll take the home team that needs a win in the worst way.