Nationals vs. Reds - 7/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (37-44) at Washington Nationals (46-36)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
M Lorenzen (3-3) (3.58) vs. G Gonzalez (6-4) (4.16)
The Line: Washington Nationals -170 / Cincinnati Reds +160 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, MASN
The Cincinnati Reds look to sweep the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Reds have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 92 hits and 55 RBI while Joey Votto and Jay Bruce have combined for 83 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have split their last eight road games. Michael Lorenzen gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.58 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Lorenzen’s second career game against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Nationals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have combined for 182 hits and 87 RBI while Wilson Ramos has 38 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won six of their last eight home games. Gio Gonzalez takes the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.16 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 14-46 in their last 60 games as a road underdog. The Nationals are 64-28 in their last 92 Wednesday games and 8-3 in Gonzalezs last 11 starts. The Reds are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
Both teams are having serious issues putting runs on the board, especially in this series. This best bet in this game would be the under, especially with Gio on the hill for the Nats.