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MLB Game Preview - Nationals underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati

Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
Aug 26, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

62-67TEAM RECORD64-66

The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Nationals arrive at Great American Ball Park on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Dontrelle Willis for the Reds (0-3 on the year) and Chien-Ming Wang for Washington (2-2 so far).

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 8 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Nationals at 3.8 runs per outing.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 11 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 an 8-1 loser at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 8-1 on Thursday behind a start from Wade Miley at Nationals Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 27

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