Nationals vs. Rangers Moneyline Play

by | Jun 25, 2022 | mlb

Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, June 25th, 04:05 ET
Location: Globe Life Field
TV: MASN 2
Money Line: Nationals -110 / Rangers -110 (Find Dimeline Sportsbooks)
Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Washington: Josiah Gray (6-4, 3.95)
Texas: Matt Bush (2-1, 4.05)

Nationals Projected Lineup

Maikel Franco 3B
Luis Garcia SS
Josh Bell 1B
Juan Soto RF
Keibert Ruiz C
Victor Robles CF
Nelson Cruz CF
Lane Thomas CF
César Hernández 2B
Josiah Gray P

Rangers Projected Lineup

Jonah Heim C
Josh H. Smith LF
Mitch Garver C
Adolis Garcia RF
Nate Lowe 1B
Leody Taveras CF
Kole Calhoun LF
Marcus Semien 2B
Corey Seager SS
Matt Bush P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Washington Nationals: 26-47-0 SU / OU 37-33-3 / Run Line W/L 30-43-0
Texas Rangers: 33-36-0 SU / OU 29-34-6 / Run Line W/L 41-28-0The Texas Rangers host the Washington Nationals on Saturday, June 25th at Globe Life Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 04:05 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Texas as the favorite (-110), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The Washington Nationals head into today’s matchup after picking up a close win over the Rangers by the score of 2-1. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 1 run on 8 hits. On offense, Washington’s lineup put together a total of 9 hits, leading to 2 runs. This victory came despite being the betting underdog, getting 135.0 on the moneyline. Combined, the Nationals and Rangers fell short of the over-under betting line of 9.0 runs. However, for the season, Washington still has an overall over-under record of 37-33-3.

In the Nationals last 5 games, they are above .500, going 3-2. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +2. Washington comes into the game struggling on offense, averaging 3.0 runs per game over their last 5. This figure is down from their season average of 4.03. Washington’s overall series record is just 6-15-2.

In their last game, the Rangers suffered a 1 run loss to the Nationals by a score of 2-1. For the game, the pitching staff held the Nationals to 2 runs on 9 hits. At the plate, the Rangers only came through for 1 run on 8 hits. Texas came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-160.0). So far, the team has won 42.0% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the Rangers and Nationals combined to fall below the over-under line of 9.0 runs. Now, Texas had an over-under record of 29-34-6.

In their last 5 contests, the Rangers have just 2 wins, going 2-3. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -3 over their last 5 games. In their 5 most recent contests, the team is scoring at a rate of 4.4, similar to their season-long average of 4.33. Texas has a below .500 series record of just 8-12-3.

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Pitching Matchup

The Washington Nationals will send Josiah Gray to the mound with an overall record of 6-4. To date, Gray has an ERA of 3.95 while lasting an average of 5.24 innings per appearance. Through 13 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.215. Opponents have been able to hit for power against Gray, as he has an HR/9 figure of 1.85. In terms of strikeouts, Josiah Gray has a strong strikeout percentage of 25.0%, including a per game average of 5.62. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.21 walks per outing.

The Texas Rangers will send Matt Bush to the mound with an overall record of 2-1. To date, Bush has an ERA of 4.05 while lasting an average of 0.87 innings per appearance. Bush’s opponent’s batting average currently sits at 0.233. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Bush, averaging 1.72 homers per 9 innings pitched. In terms of strikeouts, Bush is averaging just 1.2 K’s per game. So far, he has struck out 31.0% of the batters he has faced. Throughout the season, Bush has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.36 per contest.

Washington vs Texas History

Today’s matchup between the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers will be their 2nd meeting of the season. So far, Washington is leading the season series, 1-0. The over-under record in this series sits at 0-1. The average run total in these games is nan runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 1.0 runs. When looking back to last season, Washington and Texas split the season series, with each team picking up 0. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 0-0, with the average run total being nan runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of nan runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games at home

Washington Nationals at Texas Rangers Prediction

Heading into Saturday’s interleague matchup between Washington and Texas, the moneyline odds place this as a pick’em. Look for the Nationals to come away with a win, as they have the edge on the mound. Although Texas’ Matt Bush has pitched well out of the pen, he has yet to pitch a full 2 innings. I like the Nationals on the moneyline.

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