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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Cincinnati

Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
May 12, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati vs Washington battle on Saturday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Mat Latos gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Zimmermann brings a 1-3 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 7 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 10 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.7 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Washington at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 7-3 final on Friday in support of Gio Gonzalez at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Cincinnati, Sunday, May 13