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Baseball Matchup - Washington Nationals Cincinnati Reds Odds Preview

Cincinnati RedsWashington Nationals
Aug 16, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Odds

59-62TEAM RECORD57-62

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

The match puts starter Mike Leake for the Reds on the hill facing Chien-Ming Wang for the Nationals. Leake brings a 10-6 mark to the game, while Wang is 1-2 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as +115 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 16 and the Reds sitting at No. 8.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 2 lineup of the Reds at 4.7 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 7-3 loser at home against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at +141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati suffered a 7-3 loss against San Diego on Sunday, as Dontrelle Willis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Washington, Wednesday, August 17