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MLB betting line favors Reds over Nationals

Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
Aug 27, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

62-68TEAM RECORD65-66

The Cincinnati Reds host Washington on Saturday, looking to build on their 65-66 mark against the 62-68 Nationals in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

The match puts starter Ross Detwiler for the Nationals on the hill facing Mike Leake for the Reds. Detwiler brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Leake is 10-7 to date on the season.

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 16 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Reds on Friday, with Chien-Ming Wang throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Washington
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Cincinnati, Sunday, August 28

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