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Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
Aug 28, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

62-69TEAM RECORD66-66

The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Sunday in baseball odds action.

For the Reds, Johnny Cueto gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jordan Zimmermann, 8-11 on the year.

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -165 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 8-rated Reds and the league No. 15-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

The Nationals were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -151 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Reds on Saturday, with Ross Detwiler throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 30
Cincinnati home to Philadelphia, Monday, August 29