Monday, July 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani (5-6) vs. Doug Fister (3-4)
The Cincinnati Reds visit Nationals Park on Monday to play the Washington Nationals. Anthony DeSclafani is the probable starter for the Reds and he'll face Doug Fister of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +157 and Washington at -167. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds have a 41-34 over/under record and a 40-38 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Nationals have a 43-35 over/under record and a 37-44 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Reds show up with a 36-43 record, including 14-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani holds a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.35. He's pitched 95.1 innings thus far while surrendering 92 hits over that time and when he starts, the Reds are 8-8. Against the over/under, the Reds are 6-8 in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 216 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.99. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 219 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .404. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Todd Frazier leads the team with 87.
Washington is 24-14 at home while holding a 45-36 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.34, Doug Fister will come into this game holding a 3-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He's pitched 58 innings thus far while surrendering 66 hits over that time in which the Nationals are 4-6. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 6-4 when he starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 220 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.43. Teams are hitting .250 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 208 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 9.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .257 average at Safeco Field. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .405. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game and Yunel Escobar leads the team with 90.
In terms of team defense, the Reds have a fielding percentage of .985 with 44 total errors, 828 assists and 2,133 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 50 errors, accumulating 770 assists and compiling 2,149 put outs.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 41-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 40-38 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 43-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 37-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/15/15 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
06/05/15 P Rasiel Iglesias Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/05)
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
07/05/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique left last game, doubtful next start
06/26/15 2B Anthony Rendon Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/12/15 P Aaron Barrett Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/12)
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds
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