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Tomlin Leading The Indians To Victories

Josh Tomlin has proven to be the ace of the Cleveland Indians’ staff, which is apparent from the club's record when he takes the bump. The Tribe are 23-6 in Tomlin’s last 29 starts – including a 15-5 record this season. Tomlin takes the mound to close out the Indians’ series with the Washington Nationals Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • Gio Gonzalez allowed just one earned run in 6.1 innings in his first game against the Indians this season.
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in the past 12 games between the Indians and Nationals.
  • The UNDER is 9-0 in the Nationals’ last nine games against teams with a winning record.

Tomlin is coming off his worst outing of the year when he surrendered nine hits and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings of work on Friday. Tomlin has been good at bouncing back this year though, as he has only given up a combined seven earned runs in his four games following an outing in which he allowed four runs or more.

Red-hot Gio Gonzalez will take the bump for the Nationals. Gonzalez has a 2.03 ERA in his past five starts while making it into the sixth inning in his past four.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Washington Nationals in this matchup found them as -133 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-3.2 win for the Nationals. 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

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 66-46 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 63-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cleveland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 6 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cleveland Indians rank No. 7 at 9.01 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 17 ranking in that category.

Washington owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.67 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland overcame a dynamite 10-strikeout performance against M Scherzer last time out, emerging with a 3-1 win against Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Los Angeles, Thursday, August 11th
Washington home to Atlanta, Friday, August 12th