Indians vs. Nationals Prediction
The Washington Nationals won again over the slumping Cleveland Indians yesterday in interleague action. Can Washington head into the playoffs in positive fashion by sweeping the series this afternoon?
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Nationals Park at 3:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +140 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Luplow homers twice in defeat
Cleveland fell by a score of 10-7 Saturday night at Washington to drop to 93-68 overall and 44-36 on the road. Jordan Luplow led the Indians offense as he finished 2-for-3 with two solo home runs, two walks and three runs scored. Franmil Reyes was 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, two runs and two RBIs. Eric Haase went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Adam Plutko took the loss as he was torched for eight earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks over 1 1/3 innings pitched. Mike Clevinger gets the start today as he enters with a 13-3 record, 2.39 ERA and 1.03 WHIP plus 165 strikeouts over 120 1/3 innings pitched.
Parra helps power Nats
Washington held on for a 10-7 home win over Cleveland Saturday night to improve to 92-69 overall and 49-31 at home. Gerardo Parra led the Nationals offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. Anthony Rendon ended the game 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Juan Soto was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored. Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Daniel Hudson picked up the win in relief as he struck out two in a perfect inning of work. Joe Ross starts today for Washington as he comes in with a 3-4 record, 5.90 ERA and 1.74 WHIP plus 49 strikeouts over 58 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 12-3 in their last 15 Sunday games. Cleveland is 0-4 in its last four road games.
The Nationals are 4-0 in their last four interleague games. Washington is 6-1 in its last seven Sunday games.
Washington is on a roll, but will likely throw out the 'B' lineup today and also are on the weak side of the pitching matchup. As bad as the Indians have been lately, Clevinger has been lights out and will want to end his own season on a high note. Cleveland is favored for good reason despite its struggles. Go with the visiting team here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS -150