Ross Detwiler, Mike Leake take mound in Reds vs Nationals tilt
Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Saturday in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.
It's a pitching duel between Mike Leake for the Reds (0-0 on the year) and Ross Detwiler for Washington (0-0 so far).
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as underdogs of +-125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Reds in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 6.5 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 9 and scoring 2.8 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (6.2 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 15-0 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -125 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington was routed on Friday at Great American Ball Park, having a 15-0 loss put on them by the Cincinnati Reds in baseball betting action.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at Cincinnati, Sunday, April 7