Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Predictions: Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds
Monday, July 17, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds

Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Predictions: Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds

Nationals: 55-36 (29-17 V)
Reds: 39-52 (23-23 H)
When: 12:35 PM ET, Monday, July 17, 2017
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: MLB Network, MASN

The Washington Nationals will attempt to maintain their winning form and complete a sweep as they resume hostilities with the hapless Cincinnati Reds in the finale of their four-game series which is set to be staged Monday afternoon at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. This will be the ultimate showdown between the two NL foes. Washington took the first series 2-1 in the nation’s capital back in late June.

The Reds have been easy pickings for the Nationals since last year losing only four times in their last thirteen confrontations. On Sunday, the Nationals showed their superiority once more as they tallied double-digit runs for the second straight game when they destroyed Cincinnati 14-4. Washington were relentless at the plate as they racked up 17 hits while going yards on five occasion with Daniel Murphy connecting twice in the game.

The Nationals, who are in the midst of a nine-game road trip, are riding on a four-game winning streak and are comfortably ahead in the NL East 9.5 games in front of the Atlanta Braves. The Reds pitching has been awful so far in this series as they have allowed 29 runs and are now next to last in the league with a 5.11 ERA. Cincinnati is last in the NL Central 11.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

RH Stephen Strasburg (9-3, 3.43 ERA) will look for his tenth win of the season as he takes the mound for the Nationals while RH Scott Feldman takes his turn in the finale for the Reds.

Strasburg, who got hit in the hip by Nick Markakis’ line drive in his last outing against Atlanta, will be good to go for the Nationals. The 28-year old had to leave the game after just three inning in which he gave up three runs on six hits in a 13-0 loss to the Braves on July 8. Strasburg was rocked for 5 runs on 8 hits in five frames in a no-decision against Cincinnati June 23. The California native is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA in seven-career starts against the Reds.

After tossing three straight quality starts in which he gave up a total of four runs on fifteen hits in 20 innings, Feldman stumbled in his bid to win three straight games against Colorado July 5. The 34-year old veteran allowed four runs on five hits, which two left the yard, in five innings in a 5-3 loss to the Rockies. One of the quality starts was against the Nationals in a game he yielded 2 runs on 7 hits in 7 frames in a 6-2 win back in June 25. The Hawaii native is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 3-career starts against the Nationals.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Nationals favorites at 150-moneyline with the total sitting at 9.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Nationals were favored by -1½ (+110)

Pitching Matchup:
Nationals: RH Stephen Strasburg (9-3, 3.43 ERA)
Reds: RH Scott Feldman (7-6, 3.94)

Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
901 Washington - Strasburg
-142
902 Cincinnati - Feldman
+128
  Total
9

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The Nationals will trot Stephen Strasburg out to the mound in this one. Right hander Strasburg has a 9-3 record and a 3.43 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Scott Feldman. The right hander has a 3.94 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.

Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds & Trends

Washington:
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games

Cincinnati:
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 13 games

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles Tuesday, July 18
Cincinnati home to Arizona Tuesday, July 18

The result:
The Nationals have thrived on the road this season winning a league-high 29 games. With Strasburg healthy and their red-hot lumber, look for the Nationals to complete the sweep. Nationals 7, Reds 1.

Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Predictions: Washington -157 & 9 Under at Bovada

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cincinnati reds - daniel murphy - nick markakis - scott feldman - stephen strasburg - washington nationals

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