Strasburg & Nats play host to the Reds
Stephen Strasburg is the starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals on Monday night as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.
Strasburg is 3-3 with a 3.48 ERA on the season, and he's 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in his two career starts against the Reds. Mike Leake is the probable pitcher for Cincinnati on Monday night; Leake is 2-3 with a 3.09 ERA so far on the season.
Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -171 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.7 win for the Nationals on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.9-3.7 result in favor of the Nationals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
23-20 Washington battles the Reds, currently with a 19-23 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cincinnati injuries news.
It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 28-ranked Cincinnati Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 17 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 3.67 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.49 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (7.98 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Phillies on May 18. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Philadelphia on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -164 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over New York on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
Next Betting Matchups
Cincinnati at Washington, Tuesday, May 20th