Tanner Roark, Alfredo Simon Take Mound in Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Tilt
The Cincinnati Reds will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Alfredo Simon in this one and he'll try to improve on his 12-4 mark on the year. Washington counters with Tanner Roark, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.
Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cincinnati Reds as 103 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-4 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Cincinnati (51-50) will face the 55-44 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Washington injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 7-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.
How Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup
The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.85 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.53 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.21 hits per game so far, less than Washington Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.62 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Nationals were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for PUSH bettors. Washington batters were mowed down by Jorge De La Rosa in their last start, falling 6-4 against Colorado while striking out 11 times on Wednesday at Coors Field.
Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Brewers on July 23. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati suffered a 5-1 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday, as Mike Leake wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.
Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Cincinnati, Saturday, July 26th