Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Tyler Mahle
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (26-30, 5th in NL Central) host the Washington Nationals (24-32, 4th in NL East) at Great American Ball Park on Friday, May 31, 2019. The Reds open this game at +124 while the Nationals are priced at -134. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Nationals have been lousy for wagerers, having gone 24-32-0 SU. The Reds cover 46.4% of the time, going 26-30-0 straight up. The Nationals have been a lousy choice for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 14-19-0 SU. Cincinnati has went 11-21-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 34.4% of the time.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a rough Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 29-23-4.
Washington covers 39.3% of the time away from home, having gone 11-17-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds cover 52.0% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 13-12-0 SU.
The Reds have been a terrible Over play for O/U wagerers, having gone 22-32-2.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
5/29/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/29/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/28/2019 Trevor Rosenthal RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/25/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/23/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/22/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/9/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
5/29/2019 Eugenio Suarez 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/29/2019 Joey Votto 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/28/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
5/26/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/21/2019 Zach Duke RP Calf Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/21/2019 Alex Blandino SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 24-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.85 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 81 strikeouts over his 72.2 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.23 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .285 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 485 base hits and 266 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 190 batters and struck out 542. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Washington is hitting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 49 hits this season in 153 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .660 and an OPS+ of 175. Adam Eaton is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 218 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Nationals have 477 hits, including 93 doubles and 71 home runs. Washington has walked 188 times so far this season and they have struck out 513 times as a unit. They have left 390 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 266 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 26-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Tyler Mahle has a 1-5 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 218 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 443 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 546 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Reds hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .340. He has 45 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 186 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .366 with an OPS+ of 84. Jose Iglesias is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 55 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Reds as a unit have 437 base hits, including 73 doubles and 82 homers. Cincinnati has walked 172 times this year and they have struck out on 493 occasions. They have had 340 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 249 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +124
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