Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/2/2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Sonny Gray
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (27-30, 5th in NL Central) host the Washington Nationals (24-33, 4th in NL East) at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The Nationals open this matchup at -140 while the Reds are priced at +130. The total is set at 9.
The Nationals have been an awful bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 24-33-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 47.4% of the time, going 27-30-0 straight up. The Nationals have been awful for MLB bettors as favorites, going 14-20-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 36.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a great Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 30-23-4.
The Nationals cover 37.9% of the time away from home, having gone 11-18-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds cover 53.8% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 14-12-0 SU.
The Reds have been a terrible Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 23-32-2.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
5/30/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/30/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
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
5/22/2019 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
5/31/2019 Robert Stephenson RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/31/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
5/31/2019 Alex Blandino SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/26/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 24-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 102 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.06 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .283 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Washington allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 500 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 192 batters and struck out 546. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team Washington is hitting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Nationals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 49 hits this season in 156 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .647 and an OPS+ of 170. Adam Eaton is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 222 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Nationals have 484 hits, including 94 doubles and 72 home runs. Washington has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 523 times as a unit. They have left 396 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 269 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 27-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Sonny Gray has a 2-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 56 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 220 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 450 base knocks and 209 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 556 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 .236, good for 24th in the league. The Reds hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .347. He has 48 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .374 with an OPS+ of 88. Jose Iglesias is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 57 hits in 185 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Reds as a unit have 452 base hits, including 75 doubles and 83 homers. Cincinnati has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 497 occasions. They have had 348 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 258 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +130
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