Reds vs. Nationals - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (28-20) at Cincinnati Reds (20-27)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
T Roark (1-2) (2.49) vs. J Cueto (3-4) (3.03)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +108 / Washington Nationals -118 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, FSN-OH
The Cincinnati Reds look to sweep the Washington Nationals Sunday afternoon.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Nationals have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 56 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 76 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last eight road games. Tanner Roark gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 2.49 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Reds have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Reds have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier and Joey Votto have combined for 98 hits and 53 RBI while Zack Cozart has 21 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have split their last 10 home games. Michael Lorenzen takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Lorenzen’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 36-16 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Roarks last 4 starts. The Reds are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 17-35 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Nationals have cooled off a bit and are now dealing with a banged up Harper. I like the value of the Reds at home and the plus money, especially considering they've already won the first two games.