The Cleveland Indians have been relishing their opportunities to face new competition, as the Tribe is 8-1 in their past nine games against the National League. The Indians kick off a two-game set with the NL East-leading Washington Nationals Tuesday.
- Max Scherzer has a 4.42 ERA in 19 career starts against the Indians.
- The UNDER is 8-3 in the past 11 games between the Nationals and Indians.
- The Indians are just 2-5 against the runline in their past 7 games.
Trevor Bauer has hit the skids lately, as the Indians’ pitcher has surrendered 22 earned runs in his past 23.2 innings of work – good for an 8.37 ERA. Bauer’s last outing was his worst of the season as he was chased in just 2.2 innings while surrendering eight runs and five walks.
On the flip side, the Nationals’ are sending the hottest pitcher in baseball to the bump in Max Scherzer. Since June 1, Scherzer has a 1.84 ERA with 108 strikeouts and just 16 walks. Only once in Scherzer’s past 12 starts has he surrendered more than two earned runs in a game.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Washington Nationals as -205 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 6.6-3.3 win for the Nationals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Cleveland Indians vs Washington Nationals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Washington (66-45) will face the 62-47 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Washington Nationals sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 18 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 9 ranked offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Cleveland Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 4.24 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.54 hits per game, less than the Cleveland Indians have managed so far this season (9.05 hits on average).
Cleveland brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals’s No. 2-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cleveland didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to New York on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
T Roark chucked 7 shutout innings at the Giants in their last game, striking out 5 in a 1-0 win against San Francisco in baseball action at Nationals Park.
- Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games
- Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 11 games
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Washington, Wednesday, August 10th