The Cleveland Indians are making a road trip to Washington to face the Nationals at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase this interleague matchup. The game is slated to get going at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Cleveland Indians at Washington Nationals Odds
The Nationals are 90-69 straight up (SU) and 88-70 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 0.0 units for moneyline bettors and 13.7 units ATS. The Indians are 93-66 SU and have gone 86-72 against the spread. They’ve gained 1.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.4 units ATS.
Washington games have an over/under record of 73-76-9 in 2019. Cleveland has been a great under bet with a total record of 69-85-4.
Zach Plesac will get the nod for the visiting Indians. Plesac is 8-6 with a 3.82 ERA and 82 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Nationals will turn to righty Austin Voth (1-1, 3.35 ERA), who’s got 39 strikeouts and 13 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.17. Voth did not register a start against the Indians in 2018.
Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.70 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.67, along with a K/9 of 9.34.
Indians hitters have slashed .251/.327/.433 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 5.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Cleveland’s hitters have been led by shortstop Francisco Lindor and first baseman Carlos Santana, who collectively have blasted 65 home runs. Lindor is hitting .285/.337/.516 with 31 home runs, 72 RBIs, 100 runs and 22 stolen bases, while Santana has a .284 average with 34 homers, 93 RBIs and 110 runs scored.
For the home team, Washington’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.50, a WHIP of 1.19 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.7. The bullpen has a 5.77 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.
The Washington hitters are putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .273/.381/.513 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that span.
The Nationals’ hitters have been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is slashing .321/.411/.601 with 34 home runs, 124 RBIs and 116 runs scored, while Eaton’s line sits at .280/.364/.431 with 15 homers, 48 RBIs, 101 runs and 14 steals.
Cleveland Indians vs. Washington Nationals Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER
Cleveland has logged 14 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Washington has 18 XBH over its last five.
The Nationals have won seven of their last eight games SU.
Washington has recorded 23.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.0 over its last five.
The Indians have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.