|1.5 WAS (-153) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing Washington on the run-line (+1.5 runs) I like Washington's chances of winning this one "outright." However, given the early form of these starters, runs could be harder to come by than they normally are for a game at Washington. (O/U line is eight, as of this writing.) Flaherty is off b2b gems while Ross has a 0.00 ERA through his two starts. In a well-pitched game, that makes every extra +1.5 runs that much more valuable. Flaherty did just dominate the Nats at St. Louis. However, the Cards are 0-2 in his two starts here at Washington, losing by a combined score of 12-4. Note that one of those was a 1-run game. Ross just dominated the Cards (the day after Flaherty stymied the Nats) and Washington is now 3-0 his last three starts against St. Louis. While the Nats won those games by a combined score of 14-2, the lone one at Washington was a 1-run (2-1 Nats) game. Expect AT LEAST another "run-line cover" from Ross and the Nats in this one.