Nationals at Reds 7/17/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds
MLB: 12:35 PM EST
Jul. 17, 2017
Latest Odds : WAS -140 Total 9
The Monday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee from the Great American Ball Park between the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds. On Sunday, Daniel Murphy clubbed two of Washington’s five homeruns during a 14-4 rout. SP Tanner Roark allowed three unearned runs over six frames to improve his record to 7-6 on the year.
Dominant right-hander Stephen Strasburg (9-3 3.43 ERA) will take the mound for the Nationals in the series finale. Through 112 plus innings this season, Strasburg owns a 1.13 WHIP and a .222 opponents’ batting average allowed.
The Cincinnati Reds have been outscored 29-11 over the first three games of this series and are currently in last place in the NL Central Division. Yesterday, SP Homer Bailey was tagged for eight hits and eight runs in just four innings of work. Scooter Gennett drove in three runs in a losing effort for the Reds.
Veteran righty Scott Feldman (7-6 3.94 ERA) has pitched well for the Reds through his first 18 starts. In his last start, Feldman allowed five hits and four runs across five innings during a 5-3 loss at Colorado.
Recent Betting Trends:
Nationals are 13-0 in Strasburgs last 13 starts during game 4 of a series.
Reds are 4-1 in Feldmans last 5 home starts.
Over is 5-1 in Strasburgs last 6 starts overall.
Under is 4-1 in Feldmans last 5 home starts.
Nationals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Washington Nationals -140
Washington SP Joe Ross will undergo season ending Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Through 91 games, Washington ranks 2nd in batting average and 2nd in runs scored. For the season, Cincinnati ranks 11th in batting average and 12th in runs scored. Take the Nationals to earn the sweep on Monday. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 6-3.