Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 3/31/2024

The Cincinnati Reds are playing for the first time this season while the Washington Nationals are coming off a win. The Nationals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Reds are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Reds. First pitch is set for 1:40 ET.

Nationals vs Reds

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The Nationals were able to bounce back in the last game of their series vs. the Reds, picking up a 7-6 win on the road. Heading into the game, the Nationals were the underdog at +152 on the money line.

Washington’s offense did most of its damage late in the game, scoring three runs in the 9th inning to take down the Reds. Keibert Ruiz had a big game, going 3/4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jesse Winker and Joey Meneses also drove in a run for the Nationals.

Both Patrick Corbin and Hunter Greene got the start, but neither pitcher factored into the decision. Corbin gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings, while Greene went 4 2/3 innings and gave up two runs. Hunter Harvey got the win for the Nationals, and Kyle Finnegan picked up the save.

Jake Irvin Gets The Start For The Nationals

On the mound for the Nationals today is Jake Irvin, who is coming off a season in which he made 24 starts and finished with a record of 3-7. His ERA for the season was 4.61, and he finished the year with eight quality starts. Last season, Irvin faced the Reds twice, going 0-1 with an ERA of 3.58. For the season, he allowed a total of 20 home runs and finished with an average of 7.36 strikeouts per nine innings.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

Our home run projections for the Nationals have Lane Thomas as the top player on the team and 10th in the league today. Joey Gallo is 2nd on the team and 12th in the league in terms of home run projections. CJ Abrams is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with Joey Meneses 2nd. Meneses is also 17th in the league in terms of home run projections.

Nick Martinez Gets The Start For The Reds

The Reds will send Nick Martinez to the mound for his 10th start of the season. Last year, Martinez made three appearances against the Nationals, going 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA. Overall, Martinez made 62 appearances last season, finishing with a record of 6-4 and an ERA of 3.43. His WHIP for the season was 1.26, and he finished the year with two quality starts. Martinez’s FIP for the season was 3.92, and he averaged 8.65 strikeouts per nine innings.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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For the Reds, Christian Encarnacion-Strand is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but his home run projection is 2nd best on the team and 2nd best in the league today. Jonathan India is also projected to have a good game, with his home run projection being 12th best in the league today. Jeimer Candelario’s home run projection is 12th in the league today.


Nationals vs Reds Prediction


Our prediction for the Nationals vs. Reds game is to take the under, as we see the final score being 5-4 in favor of the Reds. However, with the line being 9.5 runs, there isn’t much room for error, and we would recommend taking the under if the line moves to 9.5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Nick Martinez is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for seventh among starters. As for Jake Irvin, he is projected to finish with five K’s, which is 19th among starters.

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