Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds, Monday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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55-36, 1st in National League East July 17, 12:35 PM | Grass of Great American Ball Park 39-52, 5th in National League Central
Washington at Cincinnati, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 12:35 PM ET, Monday, July 17, 2017
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: 12:35 p.m. ET, MLB Network, MASN (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (9-3, 3.43 ERA) vs. Reds RH Scott Feldman (7-6, 3.94)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Washington Nationals [S. Strasburg -R] -1½ +112 -137 Ov 9 +100
Cincinnati Reds [S. Feldman -R] +1½ -132 +127 Un 9 -120
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The Washington Nationals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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.

Strasburg entered the All-Star break on a less-than-ideal note on July 8, surrendering a season-high tying six runs (three earned) over a season-low three innings before leaving the game after getting hit in the hip by a comebacker. The three-time All-Star was coming off one on his more impressive performances of the season in a no-decision five days earlier, yielding only two hits in seven scoreless frames against the New York Mets. Joey Votto is 4-for-13 with two homers against Strasburg, who is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA in seven starts versus the Reds.

Feldman took the loss for the first time in four turns July 5 at Colorado, surrendering a pair of homers among the four runs and five hits he allowed over five innings. The Hawaii native went 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his previous three outings, including a win in Washington on June 25 in which he permitted two runs and seven hits across seven frames. Feldman, who is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts versus Washington, is 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA in nine turns at Great American Ball Park this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The offense and starting pitching of the Washington Nationals have been among the best in the National League all season long, but their bullpen has consistently let them down in big situations. Washington addressed its biggest shortcoming over the weekend by acquiring a pair of solid relievers from Oakland, and the NL East leaders may look to show them off Monday as they eye a four-game sweep of the host Cincinnati Reds.

The Nationals lead the NL in batting average (.279) and runs scored (515) while ranking third in starters’ ERA (3.57), but 14 blown saves and a major-league worst 5.31 ERA from their relievers may be the only thing that has kept them from completely running away with the East. Washington finally made a move for bullpen help Sunday, trading Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects to the Athletics in exchange for right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle. The Nationals haven’t needed much from their bullpen in this series, however, as they have slugged 10 homers en route to outscoring the Reds 29-11. Scooter Gennett was one of the few bright spots this weekend for Cincinnati, driving in a total of seven runs over the last two contests.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 14-4 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at 105 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Nationals were a 14-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at 105 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Team record: 55-36 SU
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

Team record: 39-52 SU
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


1. After sitting out the series opener, Washington 2B Daniel Murphy is 5-for-9 with two homers, seven RBIs and four runs scored.

2. Votto, who is tied for the NL lead with 26 home runs, is 0-for-7 with four walks in this series.

3. This weekend marks the sixth time the Nationals have homered 10 times in a series since moving from Montreal in 2005 and the second time this season Cincinnati has allowed at least that many in a series.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -137 and the game will stay over 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Nationals 4, Reds 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

5.66 RUNS 4.78
4.47 RUNS AGNST 5.41
1.19 DIFF -0.63
$259 MONEY -$724
4.12 TEAM ERA 5.21
9.76 OFF HITS 8.90
3.65 OFF WALKS 3.19
7.82 OFF Ks 8.11
8.40 DEF HITS 8.99
3.05 DEF WALKS 3.78
9.03 DEF Ks 7.99
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
Caleb Cotham P 15-Day Disabled List
Devin Mesoraco C 15-Day Disabled List
A.J Morris P 15-Day Disabled List
Yorman Rodriguez OF 15-Day Disabled List
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati’s last 13 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games when playing Washington
Cincinnati is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs Cincinnati’s Overall Defense 5.7 1 5.4 15
Washington’s Away Scoring vs Cincinnati’s Home Defense 5.8 1 5.3 14
Washington’s Road ERA vs Cincinnati’s Home ERA Allowed 4.2 7 4.9 5
Cincinnati’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 4.8 7 4.5 5
Cincinnati’s Home Scoring vs Washington’s Road Defense 5.2 5 4.5 7
Cincinnati’s Home ERA vs Washington’s Road ERA Allowed 5.0 14 5.2 1
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.
Reds are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.3 runs per game.
Reds lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Reds have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.0 per game.
Reds are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.7 per game.
Reds lead the league in K’s with 8.0 per game.


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