Friday MLB preview: Braves at Nationals, Marlins at Phillies

Atlanta Braves (44-31) at Washington Nationals (36-38), 7:05 p.m. ET Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 0.00 ERA) (ATL) +125 / +1.5 runs (-160) / Over 9 runs (-110) Stephen Strasburg (7-4, 3.75 ERA) (WSH) -135 / -1.5 runs (+135) / Under 9 runs (-110) MLB free play: Over Dallas Keuchel will make his long-awaited 2019 debut for the Braves against the suddenly-surging Nationals (10-5 last 15 games) on Friday night. The Braves have been hot, too, at 11-4 in their last 15 [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Phillies at Nationals, Giants at Dodgers

Philadelphia Phillies (39-34) at Washington Nationals (35-38), 7:05 p.m. ET Nick Pivetta (4-1, 5.00 ERA) (PHI) +110 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 10 runs (-115) Erick Fedde (1-1, 3.68 ERA) (WSH) -120 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 10 runs (-105) MLB free play: Over Nick Pivetta and Erick Fedde are both pitching on extra rest after consecutive rainouts and a Wednesday doubleheader, but both starters have struggled against their opponents, so the Over looks like an easy call. [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Diamondbacks at Nationals, Cubs at Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks (36-33) at Washington Nationals (31-36), 7:05 p.m. ET Zack Greinke (7-2, 2.87 ERA) (ARZ) -120 / +1.5 runs (+135) / Over 9 runs (EVEN) Erick Fedde (1-0, 2.93 ERA) (WSH) +110 / -1.5 runs (-160) / Under 9 runs (-120) MLB free play: Diamondbacks moneyline Erick Fedde has done a decent job since he joined Washington's rotation, but Arizona ace Zack Greinke holds the edge in this Thursday night matchup. Fedde's batting average against in four starts this [...]

MLB Tuesday Preview: Nationals at Mets, Marlins at Tigers

Washington Nationals (19-28) at New York Mets (21-25), 7:10 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Over Erick Fedde (0-0, 3.38 ERA) (WSH) +125 / +1.5 runs (-195) / Over 7.5 runs (-115) Zack Wheeler (3-3, 4.85 ERA) (NYM) -135 / -1.5 runs (+160) / Under 7.5 runs (-105) It could be a struggle for both starting pitchers at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Washington's Erick Fedde was solid in his first four relief appearances this year, but on Thursday he was [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Mariners at Yankees, Nationals at Dodgers

Seattle Mariners (20-19) at New York Yankees (21-15), 6:35 p.m. ET Mike Leake (2-3, 4.91 ERA) (SEA) +145 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) J.A. Happ (1-3, 4.93 ERA) (NYY) -160 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) Thursday night's series finale between the Mariners and Yankees will see two struggling starters in Mike Leake and J.A. Happ take the hill. Leake is 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA in his past five starts. Several Yankees [...]

MLB Monday Preview: Nationals at Brewers, Mets at Padres

Washington Nationals (14-19) at Milwaukee Brewers (20-16), 7:40 p.m. ET Max Scherzer (1-4, 4.08 ERA) (WSH) -105 / -1.5 runs (+160) / Over 7.5 runs (-115) Jhoulys Chacin (3-3, 5.24 ERA) (MIL) -105 / +1.5 runs (-195) / Under 7.5 runs (-105) The slumping Nationals (3-7 in their last 10 games) take on the surging Brewers (7-3 in their last 10 games) at Miller Park on Monday night. Jhoulys Chacin's ERA is frightening at first glance, but his home splits [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Cardinals at Nationals, Blue Jays at Angels

St. Louis Cardinals (20-10) at Washington Nationals (12-17), 4:05 p.m. ET Dakota Hudson (2-1, 5.63 ERA) (STL) +130 / +1.5 runs (-160) / Over nine runs (EVEN) Stephen Strasburg (2-1, 3.82 ERA) (WSH) -145 / -1.5 runs (+135) / Under nine runs (-120) Oddsmakers appear to have set a total that's far too high for Thursday afternoon's getaway game between the Cardinals and Nationals in Washington. Stephen Strasburg's biggest problem this year is stranding runners, as his 3.82 ERA is [...]

MLB Monday Preview: Cardinals at Nationals, Reds at Mets

St. Louis Cardinals (17-10) at Washington Nationals (12-14), 7:05 p.m. ET Michael Wacha (1-0, 4.64 ERA) (STL) +120 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 8.5 runs (-105) Patrick Corbin (2-0, 2.48 ERA) (WSH) -130 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 8.5 runs (-115) The Nationals should get the early jump on the Cardinals as they begin a four-game series at Nationals Park on Monday night. Wacha makes his first start for St. Louis since hitting the injured list with knee [...]

MLB Weekend Preview: Pirates at Nationals

The Pittsburgh Pirates (6-5) and Washington Nationals (6-5) will meet in our nation’s capital this weekend for a three-game series. Game 1, Friday, 7:05 p.m. ET Trevor Williams (1-0, 2.25 ERA) (PIT) +155 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Over eight runs (-120) Patrick Corbin (0-0, 3.75 ERA) (WSH) -175 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Under eight runs (EVEN) Trevor Williams will try to build on a solid first two starts for Pittsburgh, while Washington's $140 million offseason signing, Patrick Corbin, [...]

MLB Tuesday Preview: Nationals at Phillies, Dodgers at Cardinals

Washington Nationals (4-5) at Philadelphia Phillies (7-2), 7:05 p.m. ET Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 2.84 ERA) (WSH) +125 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over eight runs (-110) Aaron Nola (1-0, 7.00 ERA) (PHI) -135 / -1.5 runs (+160) / Under eight runs (-110) It will be tough sledding early for the lineups of the Nationals and Phillies on Tuesday night, as Washington’s Stephen Strasburg and Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola square off at Citizens Bank Park. Strasburg is 5-0 with a 2.96 ERA [...]