Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

Boston Red Sox (20-19) vs Washington Nationals (19-19)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)

Brayan Bello (3-1) (3.04) vs MacKenzie Gore (2-3) (3.44)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -140 / Washington Nationals +129 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction for this MLB showdown on Sunday, May 12th at Fenway Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Nationals recent form and recent player performance 

-The Red Sox recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston

-Recent betting trends in games played between Washington and Boston

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Nationals and Red Sox. 

Nationals Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Nationals only scored two runs on Saturday and that led to the two run defeat. Eddie Rosario and Joey Meneses both hit a home run, but that was the only bright spot for Washington. The Nationals are averaging 4.22 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.32 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th in the league while the pitching is ranked 15th. They currently have a run differential of -0.18 which is 19th in the league. 

Will Gore Be Better Here?

Getting the start for the Nationals will be Mackenzie Gore who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 3.44. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, he went three innings giving up six hits and six runs. 

Red Sox Back Above .500

The Red Sox sit with a 20-19 and on Saturday the pitching was good. The Red Sox offense scored four runs and that was a two run victory. Rafael Devers finished with two hits and two RBIs. The Red Sox are averaging 4.34 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.53 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th in the league while the pitching is ranked 5th. They do have a positive run differential of 0.79 which is 9th in the league. Getting the start for the Red Sox is Brayan Bello who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 3.04. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went six innings giving up one hit and zero runs. 

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler O'Neill has recorded a Double in four of the Red Sox's last five day games.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in each of his last five home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Triston Casas has scored a run in each of his last eight Sunday appearances.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight home appearances against the Nationals.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight home appearances against the Nationals.
  • Triston Casas has hit a home run in four of his last five Sunday appearances at Fenway Park.
  • Triston Casas has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four home appearances against NL East opponents.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one hit in each of the Nationals' last 12 day games.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one total base in each of the Nationals' last 12 day games.
  • Eddie Rosario has hit a home run in each of the Nationals' last two day games.
  • Joey Meneses has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Nationals' last five games against AL East opponents.
  • MacKenzie Gore has recorded five or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded a Double in three of the Nationals' last four games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine Sunday day appearances against teams that held a winning record.
  • Eddie Rosario has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals' last six games.

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 (2.79).
  • The Washington Nationals rank T1st in the league for steals this season (66).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (25).

Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction 

Bello was sure lights out in his last start, and he’s going to step up again here. He gave up zero runs, and he’s going to step up again here. The Nationals send Gore to the mound and in his last start he gave up six hits and six runs. The Nationals are going to struggle here to score and that is going to be the difference here as the Red Sox are going to get the job done. Back the Red Sox on the money line. 

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

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