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Washington Nationals battle vs Cincinnati Reds highlights MLB odds menu

Cincinnati RedsWashington Nationals
April 26, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Cincinnati battle on Friday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Nationals, Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Homer Bailey, 1-1 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -131 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 6-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 6.6 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -133 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati suffered an 8-1 loss against Washington on Thursday, as Bronson Arroyo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

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

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

A few Reds at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Washington, Saturday, April 27