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Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Wednesday August 14, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington Nationals -150 / Cincinnati Reds +140 O/U: 9
TV Channel
MAS2, FSOH
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The Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals will finish up their MLB series on Wednesday.

The Nationals eked out a 7-6 win on Monday. In the Tuesday game two of this set Washington kept it going on a 3-1 victory.

For the Wednesday game, the Reds will send out Trevor Bauer in the start. Over his 168.1 innings and 10-8 mark this year, Bauer has a 3.74 ERA with 200 Ks and 68 BBs.

Cincinnati out-hit the Nats 9-6 on Tuesday but couldn’t translate that to runs. Joey Votto and Jesse Winker each had two hits for the Reds there.

Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Stephen Strasburg in the start Wednesday. Across his 152.1 innings and 14-5 record this season, Strasburg has a 3.72 ERA with 181 Ks and 38 BBs.

Washington managed six hits in the win Tuesday. Two of those belonged to Trea Turner, who finished 2-for-4 on the evening.

The Reds are 7-18 in their last 25 Wednesday games and the under is 18-7-1 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The under is 5-2 in Cincinnati’s last seven in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Nationals are 9-2 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 9-3 in their last 12 in game three of a series. Washington is 41-19 in Strasburg’s last 60 home starts and 81-32 in his last 113 starts.

In his two starts so far for the Reds, Bauer has done pretty well overall. In that time he’s got four earned in 11.2 innings on 10 hits. His last time up was a quality start against the Cubs (7.0 innings; one earned; 11 Ks).

As for Strasburg, he bounced back from an ugly outing in Arizona (nine earned; 4.2 innings) with a quality start in a no-decision his last time up.

All things considered this is a pretty nice pitching matchup but Strasburg and the Nats should be in control.

Pick:
Washington Nationals -150

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