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2018 MLB Season
(48-59) Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals (53-53)
Date: Thursday August 2, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC.
Projected Starters: Mahle vs. Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -275 | Reds +250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7½
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Cincinnati stayed quieter than most expected at the trade deadline, keeping Matt Harvey and only dealing away Adam Duvall to the Braves for three players.
The Reds need pitching and they got two starting pitchers out of the deal: Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler. Both have been fringe guys who have pitched well in the minor leagues but haven’t been able to stick at the big league level. For what it’s worth, I like the possibilities the Reds have acquired, while others are calling them the losers of the deal.
Of course, losing Duvall will hurt the team in the short term, unless Preston Tucker, the third player in the deal who could help replace Duvall, ends up playing better.
Cincy finishes up its two-game series in Detroit on Wednesday before traveling to Washington immediately after to begin the four-gamer. Tommy Mahle is one of its best pitchers, which hardly says anything at all.
The Nationals’ trade deadline was a wonder. Washington ended up acquiring Kelvin Herrera in what could hardly be considered a deadline deal back in mid-June.
The Nats ended up giving up more for him than they got in return for Brandon Kintzler, who they traded to one of the favorites in the National League, Chicago, on July 31.
Then there were the Bryce Harper rumors. Washington didn’t end up trading Harper before his anticipated free agency but you have to wonder how the rumors will affect Harper’s play the rest of the way and whether or nor he considers going back to Washington.
It didn’t affect him, or any of his teammates for that matter, on Tuesday. Harper had two hits and scored three runs and Daniel Murphy homered twice in a 25–4 win. They’ll play the Mets one more time on Wednesday before this series begins.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in CIN last 9 road games.
- Over is 22-9-2 in CIN last 33 overall.
- Over is 22-9-2 in CIN last 33 on grass.
- CIN are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings.
- CIN are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Washington.
I’ve sounded foolish suggesting the Nats might get hot a bunch of times already this year, but if they win on Wednesday and carry some momentum into a series they could sweep, the time could be now.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nats RL
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 2 – Washington 5
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