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Scherzer on Mound as Top Odds Option

Max Scherzer has pitched the Washington Nationals to a win and payout in seven of his last 10 trips to the mound as the ace starter gets the ball again on Tuesday night in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks against the Cincinnati Reds.

Scherzer is 9-6 with a 1.82 ERA on the season, and he did manage to get tagged with a loss last time out despite allowing just two runs in 8 1-3 innings against the Braves. Johnny Cueto (5-5, 2.84 ERA) is set to pitch for the Reds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -150 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5-3.7 result in favor of the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington (46-36) will face the 37-44 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 1 and the Cincinnati Reds sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 9 ranked offense (4.34 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.38 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.65 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.54 hits on average).

Washington owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4.34 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Fister and the Nationals 3-2 on Monday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Washington, Wednesday, July 8th