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58-41 (27-21 V) Washington Nationals vs. Cleveland Indians 56-41 (26-16 H)
Date: Wednesday July 27, 2016
Time: 12:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Carlos Carrasco
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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A couple of first place teams close out their week starting series with a great pitching matchup.
Both starters have been dominating and if Washington winds up being the road dog it will be just the second time with Stras on the mound all season.
Both of these teams could use a little outside help, especially after the Cubs just threw down the gauntlet acquiring Aroldis Chapman.
The Nats have a tough week this week with 6 straight road games against first place teams Cleveland and San Francisco.
They have to like their positioning above New York and Miami but I think they also need to make a move if they want to be considered a true favourite in the NL.
The absolutely need a bat even though you could have never predicted Daniel Murphy having an MVP type season.
He has almost 20 more RBI than Bryce Harper, which is a tale of both their seasons.
Strasburg finally took a loss in his last start against the Dodgers, who tagged him for 6ER in 6IP. No major cause for alarm, his winning percentage had been great but he was due for an outing like that.
All pitchers are. As good as he has been all season he has been significantly better on the road where he has an ERA under 2.
The Nats have won all of his inter-league starts this season.
The Indians have not been super sharp since the break. This series is a return home though and that never hurts.
If you follow the rumour mill the Indians could be the ultimate destination for Brewers backstop Jonathan Lucroy, which seems like a perfect add as it boosts their lineup and fills a need with Yan Gomes on the shelp til September.
This group does not have a lot of holes but there are spots to upgrade.
Carlos Carrasco would lead the impressive Indians rotation in ERA, if he had a few more inning under his belt.
At his best he is their most dominant starter, case in point when he struck out 14 Blue Jays in 7IP in June.
He has been sharper on the road than at home this season though, so if you are looking for a reason to fade Cleveland in this pitchers duel that could be it.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- WAS are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games.
- Over is 6-2 in WAS last 8 interleague games.
- WAS are 81-37 in their last 118 Wed. games.
- Over is 47-21-3 in CLE last 71 home games.
- CLE are 11-5 in their last 16 Wed. games.
- CLE are 19-9 in their last 28 games on grass.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Whichever team is the underdog in this one is going to be a great value. If it is Washington with Strasburg you kind of have to take it because it does not come around very often.
It is very possible that Cleveland could be the underdog at home though because of the market power of Washington and Strasburg. If that is the case you can definitely get behind the home team with comfort.
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I am going to bank on the Nats being the slightest of dogs here with the market likely pushing this one back and forth across that line. The Stras will still be able to dominate a lineup that is is more good than great.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 3 – Cleveland 2
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