Nationals vs Reds Prediction - MLB Picks 8/6/23

Cincinnati Reds (59-54) vs Washington Nationals (48-63)

Game Info: Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 1:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Lyon Richardson (0-0) (0.00) vs Jake Irvin (3-5) (4.86)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -208 / Washington Nationals +175 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals will conclude their three-game set this weekend from Great American Ballpark.

Nationals Preview & Projected Starter

Washington moved to 48-63 after defeating Cincinnati. The Nats have now come through with a pair of wins, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out Sunday.  The Washington offense is scoring 3.48 runs per game, while batting .262, with a .319 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.50 WHIP.

Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32 ERA, 8 Ks) will get the call for Washington. The rookie righty has struggled over his last three starts, allowing fourteen runs combined, and failing to make it through the fifth innings in each outing. All three starts came at home in DC, so this spot at Dodger Stadium smells like it could be trouble for Irvin.

Nats Player Trends & Props

Lane Thomas is hitless thru two contests in Queens, but he still leads the Nats in hits (117), with splits of .287/16/54. 

Joey Meneses has collected a bit in eight of the last nine games, and he’s batting .280, with 53 RBI.

Jeimer Canderlario, a NYC native, has produced a run in three of the previous five games, and he’s posting a line of .254/16/52.

Luis Garcia recorded three hits and supplied the lone run via homer in the game two loss, and he’s batting .266, with 42 RBI for the season.

Reds Preview & Projected Starter

Cincinnati moved to 59-53 after falling to Washington. The Reds continue to be inconsistent, and they’ll look to avoid being swept here Sunday The Cincinnati offense is scoring 3.78 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .334 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.46 WHIP. 

Lyon Richmond (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for Cincinnati. The will mark the the rookie pitcher’s first appearance in the majors

Reds Player Trends & Props

Spencer Steer plated a run in all three matchups with LAD, and he leads the team in hits (103), home runs (15), with 58 RBI. 

Elly De La Cruz homered and recorded four hits in the game three win, and he’s batting .277, with 37 runs scored thru 46 games.

Joey Votto also had a big game on Sunday, going hard and plating three runs to bring his season total to 25 RBI thru 32 contests.

Jake Fraley produced runs in both wins over the Dodgers, and he leads Cincy in RBI (62), with fifteen home runs. 

Corey’s Free Pick

Cincinnati has been the streakiest team in the league this season, and with a rookie pitcher set to start, a sixth straight loss is not out of question. Both sides should be able to find production in this one, and I like targeting the total for a bit more security here. Back the Over for this Nats/Reds matchup.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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