Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Max Scherzer
The Cincinnati Reds visit Nationals Park on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Tyler Mahle for the Reds and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +250 and Washington at -275. The Reds have a 56-46-5 over/under record and a 62-45-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 51-55-0 against the run line and have a 45-59-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 56-46-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 62-45-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 45-59-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 51-55-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/26/18 P Stephen Strasburg Neck 10-day DL (07/22)
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 48-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Mahle has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 104 strikeouts over his 107.1 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 359 hitters and walked 169 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 985 base hits and 499 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 826. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 108 hits this season in 374 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 132. Scooter Gennett is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 389 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Reds have 948 hits, including 175 doubles and 112 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 888 times as a unit. They have left 815 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 53-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.30, Max Scherzer has a 14-5 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 200 strikeouts over the 148.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 98 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 323 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 854 base knocks and 401 earned runs this season. They have given up 118 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 949 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Nationals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .223 with an OBP of .371. He has 80 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 359 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 123. Trea Turner is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 116 hits in 429 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Nationals as a unit have 893 base hits, including 169 doubles and 128 homers. Washington has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 869 occasions. They have had 735 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 485 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -275
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