Anthony Rendon and the streaking Washington Nationals are going for their seventh consecutive victory as they play host to the Cleveland Indians at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising this interleague matchup. The game gets underway at 4:05 p.m. ET.
Cleveland Indians vs. Washington Nationals Odds
The Nationals are 91-69 straight up (SU) and 89-70 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 1.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 14.7 units ATS. On the other hand, the Indians have gone 93-67 SU this year and are 86-73 against the spread. They’ve lost 0.6 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 8.2 units ATS.
Washington games have a 73-76-10 over/under record in 2019. Cleveland has been a great under bet with a total record of 69-86-4.
Adam Plutko is getting the start for the Indians. The right-handed Plutko is 7-4 with a 4.25 ERA and 75 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Nationals will deploy lefty Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.05 ERA) to the mound. Corbin has 230 strikeouts and 68 walks as well as a 1.16 WHIP. Corbin did not register a start against the Indians in 2018.
Washington’s pitching staff has given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.50, a WHIP of 1.19 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 5.73 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.
The Washington hitters have put up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .278/.366/.510 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that span.
The Nationals’ offense has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is hitting .320/.412/.599 with 34 home runs, 124 RBIs and 116 runs scored, and Eaton is batting .279 with 15 homers, 48 RBIs, 101 runs and 14 stolen bases.
In the visiting dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff 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 logged an ERA of 3.76, along with a K-per-9 of 9.34.
The Indians offense has slashed .250/.326/.432 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Shortstop Francisco Lindor and first baseman Carlos Santana continue to lead Cleveland’s offense. Lindor is slashing .284/.335/.514 with 31 home runs, 73 RBIs, 100 runs and 22 steals, while Santana is slashing .282/.397/.517 with 34 homers, 93 RBIs and 110 runs scored.
Cleveland Indians at Washington Nationals Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER
Cleveland has logged 15 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Washington has 19 XBH over its last five.
The Indians have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
The Indians have an OPS of .757 this season and an OPS of .745 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .797 overall and .822 against lefties.
Washington has recorded 23.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.6 over its last five.
The Nationals have won eight of their last nine games SU.