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Nationals face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
April 7, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds will rely on Johnny Cueto to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Stephen Strasburg will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Johnny Cueto is 0-0 this season, and Stephen Strasburg is 1-0.

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as +106 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Reds and the National League No. 2-rated Nationals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 10 in the National League at 7 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Washington brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Washington won its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Reds on April 6. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Reds on Saturday as the Nationals defeated them 7-6 at Great American Ball Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Chi White Sox, Tuesday, April 9
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Monday, April 8