Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 2 (6/2): MLB

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 2 (6/2): MLB

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Odds

Time 6:40 p.m. EST
Nationals money line +108
Nationals run line +1.5 (-170)
Reds money line -130
Reds run line -1.5 (+145)
Over / under 9.5

 

Key stats

  Washington Nationals Cincinnati Reds
Record 18-34 17-32
Road / home record 9-16 9-12
Last 10 record 4-6 6-4
Streak L3 L1
Over / under record 26-23-3 27-21-1
Runs / game 3.96 4.12
Runs allowed / game 5.43 5.31

 

Preview

The Washington Nationals will visit the Cincinnati Reds to play a 4-game series at the Great American Ball Park. The Nats were swept by the Mets in their last series while the Reds tied 1-1 in a short series against the Red Sox. 

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 18-34 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.1 runs per game but allowing 5.2 runs. Josh Bell has a batting average of .304, 4 home runs and 28 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 9.

Josiah Gray leads the team with a 5.08 ERA, 54 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Nationals.

Probable Pitcher: 

Joan Adon (1-8, 6.08 ERA) will start for the Nats in the 1st game of the series. Adon didn't factor into the decision in a 3-2 loss to the Rockies during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing two unearned runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out three.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds get here with a 17-32 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.23 runs while allowing 5.4 runs per game. Brandon Dury leads the team with 26 RBI and 8 home runs. Tyler Naquin is batting for .255 avg.

Tyler Mahle leads the pitching staff with a 5.53 ERA, 58 strikeouts and 2 wins recorded for the Reds.

Probable Pitcher: 

Graham Ashcraft (1-0, 1.69 ERA) will start for the Reds in the 1st game of the series. shcraft will be rewarded with a second straight turn through the rotation and his third start of the season with Cincinnati after he blanked the Giants over 6.1 innings Friday.

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Cincinnati.

Washington are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Cincinnati are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cincinnati's last 16 games at home.

Prediction

These are 2 of the worst teams in the National league and both are allowing over 5 runs per game. The Nationals have lost 4 of their last 5 games against the Reds and will face a pitcher who's coming from blanked the Giants so I wouldn't expect much from the Nats for this game. Take the Reds.

PICK: Reds ML (-130)

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