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Nationals vs. Reds - 9/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (63-92) at Washington Nationals (79-75)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm (Nationals Park)

B Finnegan (4-1) (3.65) vs. M Scherzer (12-12) (2.98)

The Line: Washington Nationals -192 / Cincinnati Reds +182 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSOH/MASN

The Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals play one game Monday afternoon.

The Cincinnati Reds need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Reds have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Reds have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Phillips leads Cincy with 166 hits and 68 RBI while Joey Votto Jay Bruce have combined for 162 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last seven road games. Brandon Finnegan gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This is Finnegan’s first career game against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Reds - 9/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nationals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 169 hits and 96 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 118 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost six of their last 10 games. Tanner Roark takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 37-77 in their last 114 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. National League East. The Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Reds are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.

Hard to back the Nats now that they're out of the playoff race and continue to struggle. However, even tougher to back a Reds team that's lost eight straight. Give me Washington at home by default. 

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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