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Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsBoston Red Sox
June 10, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox Odds

34-23TEAM RECORD29-30

The Red Sox will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Washington Nationals visit in inter-league play at Fenway Park.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Lester for the Red Sox (3-4 on the year) and Jordan Zimmermann for Washington (3-5 so far).

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 13 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

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. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Red Sox on June 9. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Boston on Saturday at Fenway Park behind starter Gio Gonzalez.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Boston
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Washington is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Washington
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at Toronto, Monday, June 11
Boston at Miami, Monday, June 11