Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 5/10/24

Boston Red Sox (19-18) vs Washington Nationals (18-18)

Game Info: Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Tanner Houck (3-3) (1.99) vs Patrick Corbin (0-3) (6.45)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -227 / Washington Nationals +188 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox meet Friday in MLB action from Fenway Park. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Washington Nationals recent form and player performance

• The Boston Red Sox recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Washington Nationals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Boston Red Sox

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Nationals and Red Sox

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Nationals vs Red Sox game

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals are coming off a pair of games versus the Baltimore Orioles this week. Washington managed a 3-0 shutout win in Tuesday’s matchup, but then fell in a tough finish 7-6 on Wednesday. Starting pitcher Mitchell Parker went 5.2 innings with two earned on five hits and one walk in the defeat.

In the starting pitcher role for the Friday opener, the Nationals are sending out Patrick Corbin. This year in seven starts Corbin is 0-3 with a 6.45 ERA and 25 Ks in 37.2 innings. In his career Corbin is 97-121 with a 4.45 ERA in 317 games (299 starts).

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

Over on the Red Sox’ side, they played a pair versus the Atlanta Braves this week. Boston took a 4-2 loss on Tuesday, then followed that up with a shutout defeat 5-0 in the Wednesday matchup. The Red Sox got a pair of hits from Connor Wong in the loss, and starter Nick Pivetta lasted 4.0 innings with all five earned on seven hits and a walk.

It’ll be Tanner Houck in the starting pitcher role for the Sox on Friday. This year Houck is 3-3 with a 1.99 ERA and 46 Ks in 45.1 innings over seven starts. Houck is 18-22 with a 3.57 ERA in 81 career games (48 starts).

Nationals vs Red Sox Injury Notes

Red Sox RP Brandon Walter (shoulder) was transferred from the 7-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List by Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler O'Neill has hit a home run in three of his last four home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances in night games.
  • Triston Casas has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Red Sox's last four home games against NL East opponents.
  • Garrett Cooper has recorded at least one Double in each of his last five home appearances against the Nationals after not playing the previous day.
  • Trevor Story has scored at least one run in each of his last eight appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL East opponents.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 16 appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL East opponents.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 16 appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL East opponents.
  • Tyler O'Neill ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.606) this season.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Eddie Rosario has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals' last four games.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Nationals' last five games against AL East opponents.
  • Patrick Corbin has recorded five or more strikeouts in six of his last seven road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals' last three games against the Red Sox.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joey Gallo has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances with his team as an underdog against AL East opponents.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for triples this season (10).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.73).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (62).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.265).

Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction

I’ll stick with the Red Sox here. The line's probably too thick to mess with, though. Houck hasn’t done too badly over his last three starts, but he’s just 0-2 in that time. Over that trio Houck has 18.2 combined innings with six earned runs on 15 hits and five walks. As for Corbin, he’s given up seven earned on 14 hits and four walks in 10.0 combined innings over his last pair.

The Red Sox didn’t play all that well in the Braves games, especially on Wednesday. The good news is that the damage was mostly limited to one inning (the first), and six different players had hits. Boston is going to need some better output on the scoreboard (and a good outing from Houck) on Friday.

Andrew’s Pick Boston Red Sox -227

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