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Cincinnati Reds Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Cincinnati Reds invade Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Washington hands the ball to starter Gio Gonzalez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-4 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Michael Lorenzen, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Washington was a -170 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.9-3.8. 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

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 46-38 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 38-44 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 1 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 25 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 9 ranked offense (4.29 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.33 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.57 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.55 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.02 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Washington 5-0 on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Miami, Thursday, July 9th
Washington at Baltimore, Friday, July 10th