Set for a showdown on June 2, 2024, the Washington Nationals will take on the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, starting at 1:40 PM, under a forecast of light rain. Jake Irvin will be on the mound for the Nationals, with a solid ERA of 3.429, while Carlos Carrasco, with an ERA of 5.162, will pitch for the Guardians.

In the 2024 NL East, the Nationals currently rank 10th with a record of 26-31, a winning percentage of .460. They’ve achieved 5 wins in their last 10 games but are currently on a two-game losing streak. The team has shown variability in performance with a 10-13 record at home and 16-18 on the road. Regardless of being better during the day or night, the Nationals struggle to maintain consistency.

Conversely, the Guardians stand 2nd in the AL Central with a strong 39-19 record, demonstrating a high winning percentage of .672. They’ve secured 8 victories in their recent 10 outings and are riding a two-game winning streak. The team has excelled both at home (20-6) and on the road (19-13), with a slight edge in night games. The Guardians have scored 296 runs while allowing 215, showing a robust defensive and offensive lineup.

Betting Odds: The Cleveland Guardians are favored with a point spread of -1.5 and an over/under of 8.5. For moneyline bettors, the odds are set at -151 for the Guardians and +128 for the Nationals. This positions the Guardians as clear favorites, supported by their strong home record and overall season performance. As the Nationals struggle to overcome their inconsistency, betting enthusiasts might lean towards the more stable Guardians, especially given their statistical strengths.