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Date: Saturday July 2, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Joe Ross
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Nats have opened a very comfortable lead and this weekend series will be all about whether they are the type of team who can take advantage and extend against one of the worst teams in the league, or are they going to squander the opportunity. Cincinnati has enough firepower to compete on some nights but their pitching is beyond suspect.
The only thing positive to say about the Reds right now is Adam Duvall. He might be hitting only .250 thi season but with 22 homers it looks like he is heading to the All-Star game while past representatives like Joey Votto will be staying home.
I wonder if he is getting so many good pitches to hit because the Reds are down so often it doesn’t really matter.
Dan Straily is one of the few Reds hurler with any kind of track record. This season he is giving up way too many walks but not that many hits – might that make him appealing to somebody else?
On the road his splits are not favourable though so even if you were trying to steal one with him, better to try that at home. No guarantees of bullpen support either.
Thins are not perfect in DC what with injury concerns around the ‘Stras but a cushion over the Mets and Marlins has the future looking good. I am still waiting for Bryce Harper to start playing like an MVP.
I know they are walking him in all sorts of situations but he is still only hitting .256 and his slugging in the third best on the team. Lucky for the Nats Daniel Murphy has shown no signs of cooling down. He is hitting .351 as this is being written.
Joe Ross continues to deal in obscurity. The Nats have won five of his last six starts and most of the time it is because he has made a good contribution. His success is the reason they don’t have to panic about Strasburg.
Washington’s bullpen has been good this season. It is a total group effort and they have not suffered while Jonathan Papelbon has been out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CIN are 18-41 in their last 59 road games.
- CIN are 30-65 in their last 95 overall.
- CIN are 30-65 in their last 95 games on grass.
- WAS are 10-1 in their last 11 home games.
- Over is 9-4 in WAS last 13 home games.
- WAS are 8-2 in Ross’ last 10 home starts.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Reds, as hapless as they may be still have enough in their lineup to rough up nearly any starting pitcher. I already mentioned Duvall and Votto but the likes of Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips are still around.
Washington is the better bet but you are going to have to get them on the RL to make it worth your while. That is not my favourite way to go but I get behind that side for this one.
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I think Washington is the only side you can go with in this one. They are at home and Ross have proven to be reliable.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 5 – Cincinnati 2
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