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The Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Nationals Park.
Mike Leake will be the starting pitcher for the Reds on this day. Righthander Leake is 1-0 this season with a 3.81 ERA.
The Nationals will counter Leake with Dan Haren. Righthander Haren has a 7.36 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -130 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Cincinnati has lost 2 straight games.
Washington has won 2 straight games.
Cincinnati: 13-11 SU
Washington: 12-11 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington home to Cincinnati, Sunday, April 28