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Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Washington Nationals get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and his 8-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cincinnati Reds send Luis Castillo (0-0) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -260 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-3.5 win for the Nationals on Friday. 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 bring a 43-29 record to the battle against the 30-41 Reds. 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. 14 and the Cincinnati Reds sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Washington Nationals and its No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5.53 runs per nine innings, against the No. 8 line up of the Cincinnati Reds at 4.92 runs per outing.

Washington owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 5.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds endured a 8-3 loss at the hands of the Rays on Wednesday, with Tim Adleman throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Washington got a 11-strikeout performance from M Scherzer but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of Miami on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Washington, Saturday, June 24th