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Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Prediction 3-30-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (0-1) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-0)
March 30, 2024 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -165 / Washington Nationals +140; Over/Under: +9.5
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In this article we will formulate a Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds betting prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, March 30th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Nationals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Reds recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cincinnati
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Washington and Cincinnati
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Washington and Cincinnati

Nationals Preview

The Washington Nationals are 0-1 this year after they lost Game 1 by a score of 8-2 on Thursday. Washington allowed the first seven runs of the game, but they did score two runs in the seventh inning to avoid the shutout. The Nationals got a two run homer from Rosario, which also scored Meneses. Washington recorded six hits in the game and they drew 0 walks in the loss. Meneses was the only National to get two hits, while Winker, Ruiz, Rosario, and Vargas all had one. Gray started for Washington and he struggled, allowing seven earned runs in four innings of work. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Patrick Corbin, who was 10-15 with a 5.20 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 180 innings pitched last year. 

Reds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are 1-0 this season after their blowout win in Game 1 and they are looking for two in a row here. Cincinnati scored seven runs in the first three innings ad they added an insurance run in the eighth. The Reds got two home runs from Martini, with one being a two run homer and the other being a three run homer, while also getting an RBI single from Steer and an RBI fielder’s choice from Stephenson. The Reds recorded 10 hits in the win and they were able to draw two walks. Montas was the starting pitcher for Cincinnati and he pitched well, going six innings and allowing 0 earned runs on four hits. Pagan came on in the seventh inning, but he did allow two earned runs. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who was 4-7 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 112 innings pitched this year. 

Cincinnati Reds Team Facts

  • The Reds have lost each of their last six day games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Reds have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six day games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Reds have led after 7 innings in each of their last five home day games.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Reds’ last four day games at Great American Ball Park.
  • The Reds have led after 5 innings in each of their last four home games against NL East opponents.

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have won six of their last seven games as road underdogs against the Reds.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line eight of their last nine games at Great American Ball Park against teams that held a winning record.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Nationals’ last three day games against NL Central opponents.

Nationals vs Reds Betting Prediction

Cincinnati exploded for eight runs in their first game of the season and they should have a potent offensive attack this year. The main question for the Reds is how their pitching staff will hold up, as it was a pretty big issue last season. Cincinnati is starting Hunter Greene, who showed some positive signs last year, but was nowhere near consistent enough. Washington is looking to have a much better season than 2023, but they will be starting Patrick Corbin, who was not good last year. I think we have the potential to see a ton of runs in this game and I am going to take the over here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 9.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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