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2018 MLB Season
(0-0) Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds (0-0)
Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Homer Bailey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -187
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Washington -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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After having their outing postponed a day back due to rain, Cincinnati will play host to the reigning NL East champs, Washington. Cincinnati will be throwing out Homer Bailey to oppose the always stellar Max Scherzer. Washington opened up as (-187) money line favorites, while the line has remained semi-stagnant.
As per usual, Washington enters the season with lofty expectations, sitting as favorites to win another NL East title. They boast a lethal lineup with solid starting pitching.
The question mark has been their bullpen who posted a 4.41 ERA last year, so have they done enough to answer those questions during this off season. If they can correct those issues there is no cap on how many games this team can win.
Speaking of pitching, the 33 year old ace Scherzer will be making yet another opening day start. A Hall of Famer with Hall of Fame numbers posting career numbers such as 10.2 K/9, 2.53 BB/9, 10.3% HR/FB ratio, 3.30 ERA and 3.25 FIP. Phew!
This will be just another start for Scherzer so expect him to stroll right along giving up a run here or there, but maintain control of this game. He’ll have the help of one of the best lineups from a year ago backing him up.
Cincinnati has been a meddling pack since recent years, giving teams run for their money, but they have been relying on young pitching and inconsistent bats, which has given them inconsistent results.
Another year under this young pitching staffs belts, so maybe we will see sharp improvements from a bunch that posted a 5.17 ERA a year ago.
We haven’t seen much of Bailey in the last couple years as he has had to deal with Tommy John Surgery and bone spurs. I’m sure he’ll come out ready and focused as he’ll be eager to prove his worth to the home crowd who has been missing him.
He is by no means a strikeout artist posting a career K/9 of 7.41, but he does well with his command for the most part owning a 2.99 BB/9 and keeps the ball in the park with HR/9 of 1.04 and a HR/FB ratio of 11.3%.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-3-1 in WAS last 12 games as a favorite.
- Under is 17-5-4 in WAS last 26 road games.
- Under is 6-2-1 in WAS last 9 Fri. games.
- CIN are 2-10 in their last 12 games as an underdog.
- CIN are 2-10 in their last 12 overall.
- CIN are 2-10 in their last 12 games on grass.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction: Reds keep it close at home
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Cincinnati was a tough beat at home last year going 44-37 ATS last year. They have an underrated lineup that hit well at home last year posting a .444 SLG%.
Washington may win this game outright, but don’t blow off this Cincinnati squad, take the run-line points.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 6 – Cincinnati 5
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