Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (36-44) at Washington Nationals (46-36)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
A DeSclafani (5-6) (3.68) vs. D Fister (3-4) (4.34)
The Line: Washington Nationals -165 / Cincinnati Reds +155 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, MASN
The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Monday at Nationals Park in game one of their MLB series.
The Washington Nationals continue to lead the National League East as they are playing the best baseball in the division. The Nationals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 25-14 at home, and they have a 4.5 game lead over the Mets in the NL East. As a team the Nationals are hitting .258 with Wilson Ramos hitting .261, Danny Espinosa hitting .253, and Michael Taylor hitting .246. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.62 with the starters at 3.71 and the bullpen at 3.43. For game one against the Reds the Nationals start Doug Fister who has allowed 66 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 29 over 58 innings for a 3-4 record and a 4.34 ERA.
USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Reds are falling out of the Wildcard race as they come into this series after being swept at home by the Brewers. The Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 14-26 on the road, and 16.5 games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central and eight games behind the Cubs for the final Wildcard spot in the National League. As a team the Reds are hitting .250 with Todd Frazier hitting .285, Brandon Phillips hitting .279, and Joey Votto hitting .273. The Reds pitching staff has an ERA of 4.05 with the starters at 4.08 and the bullpen at 3.99. For game one in Washington the Reds start Anthony DeScalfani who has allowed 92 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 68 over 95.1 innings for a 5-6 record and a 3.68 ERA.
Washington is 5-0 against the NL Central, 5-0 in game one of a series, and 12-2 in Foster’s last 14 starts as a home favorite. Cincinnati is 4-10 in game one of a series, 17-43 in their last 60 road games, and 1-4 against the NL East. Cincinnati is 4-1 in their last five games against Washington.
Fister hasn’t been good but the Nats are red hot and the Res ice cold so while I don’t love this I will take Washington.