3* Interleague SMASH
Tampa Bay vs. Washington,
06/21/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 5
Money Line: -129 Washington
3* Interleague SMASH on Nationals -129
The Nats have the advantage on the mound as a pair of southpaws square off tonight.
Washington's Gio Gonzalez is 8-3 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.017 WHIP while Tampa Bay's Matt Moore is 4-5 with a 4.16 ERA and 1.374 WHIP.
Consider that the Rays are 4-10 in their last 14 games vs. a left-handed starter and 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.150. The Nationals are 16-7 in their last 23 home games vs. a left-handed starter, 8-3 in their last 11 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter and 29-11 in their last 40 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.300.
The Nationals, who are 10-3 in Gonzalez's 13 starts, got a much-needed win last night. Playing with momentum off a win has served them well as they are 35-16 in their last 51 games following a victory.
The Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite, 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150 and 26-9 in their last 35 interleague games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Take Washington.