Nationals vs. Reds Friday Prediction
The Nationals and Reds open a new weekend series on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. ET when Patrick Corbin and Tyler Mahle face off in the pitching matchup. Will Washington take Game 1 of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 31, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 58% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and four runs scored as the Nationals crushed the Braves 14-4 on Wednesday. Soto is batting .449 with three homers, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored during his 13-game hitting streak, taking his overall average from .228 to .291. Tonight's game was the 162nd of Soto's major league career. He has a line of .292/.402/.519 with 31 homers, 107 runs and 107 RBI, which seems pretty good for someone who still can't purchase alcohol.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Derek Dietrich supplied two hits Wednesday in a loss to Pittsburgh. Only a day removed from his three-homer masterpiece, Dietrich had himself another big day, notching two hits including an RBI single in Wednesday’s defeat. The 29-year-old never showed much pop in Miami but he’s put on a clinic since joining the Reds, slugging a career-high 17 homers with 36 RBI in just 122 at-bats. Remarkably, Dietrich is still available in over 40 percent of Yahoo leagues. You know what to do.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 4-10 in their last 14 road games.
The Reds are 7-3 in their last 10 games versus National League East opponents.
The Nationals are a perfect 8-0 in their last eight games played at the Great American Ballpark and are 17-5 in their last 22 games versus the Reds overall. They’re also 4-1 in Corbin’s last five starts while the Reds are just 3-13 in Mahle’s last 16 outings overall.
The Pick: Washington Nationals -120