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Cincinnati RedsWashington Nationals
April 14, 4:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD6-2

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Washington on Saturday at Nationals Park.

For the Nationals, Edwin Jackson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Homer Bailey, 0-1 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nationals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 16 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Reds average 6.9 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 2.5 runs per game.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Nationals on April 13. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

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

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

A few Reds at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 12 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Washington, Sunday, April 15

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