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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Boston

Washington NationalsBoston Red Sox
June 8, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Odds

32-23TEAM RECORD29-28

Washington travels to Boston for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Red Sox.

The Red Sox will turn to Felix Doubront and his 6-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Nationals send Stephen Strasburg (6-1) to the hill.

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 5 in the American League and the Nationals at No. 7 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.2 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.1 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

The Nationals were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Mets on Thursday, with Chien-Ming Wang throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Boston was a 7-0 winner in its last match at home against the Orioles. They won as -148 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Clay Buchholz chucked 9 shutout innings at the Orioles in their last game, striking out 6 in a 7-0 win against Baltimore in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 9-1
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Washington
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Boston, Saturday, June 9