Reds vs. Nationals - 6/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (33-23) at Cincinnati Reds (21-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
T Roark (4-4) (2.70) vs. Jon Moscot (0-3) (7.13)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +167 / Washington Nationals -177 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds look to complete their sweep over the Washington Nationals Sunday.
The Washington Nationals look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Nationals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 3.01 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 78 hits, Wilson Ramos has 29 RBI and Bryce Harper has 13 home runs. Tanner Roark gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 2.70 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Reds have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Zack Cozart leads Cincinnati with 54 hits, Jay Bruce has 37 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 13 home runs. Jon Moscot takes the hill, and he’s 0-3 with a 7.13 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Moscot’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 33-16 in their last 49 Sunday games and 2-7 in Roarks last 9 road starts. The Reds are 7-27 in their last 34 Sunday games and 0-5 in Moscots last 5 starts. The Nationals are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Reds offense has been red hot as of late, and they've had no trouble hitting the Nationals in this series. Why would I lay heavy juice with the way the Nats have played this series? I'll take a shot with the plus money and the hot home team.