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Mat Latos, Gio Gonzalez take mound in Nationals vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsWashington Nationals
April 12, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Odds

3-3TEAM RECORD4-2

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Thursday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to Gio Gonzalez and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Reds send Mat Latos (0-1) to the hill.

View Cincinnati vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 16-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 4-3 final on Wednesday in support of Johnny Cueto at Great American Ball Park.

Washington was a 4-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as -119 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Stephen Strasburg chucked 6 shutout innings at the Mets in their last game, striking out 9 in a 4-0 win against New York in baseball action at Citi Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Reds at Nationals trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Washington, Friday, April 13

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