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Max Scherzer Nationals at Home vs Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cincinnati Reds arrive at Nationals Park on Monday.

Washington sends Max Scherzer out against Brandon Finnegan for the Cincinnati Reds in this game. Scherzer is 12-12 with a 2.98 ERA on the season, while Finnegan is 4-1 on the year and has a 3.65 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -192 for the Washington Nationals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6-3.8 win for the Nationals on Monday. 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 79-76 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 63-92 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. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.45 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds offense rated No. 24 and scoring 4.03 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.54 hits per game to date this season, less than the Reds hitters have managed (8.63 per nine innings).

Cincinnati brings the No. 25-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds endured a 8-1 loss at the hands of the Mets on Sunday, with Keyvius Sampson throwing 2.2 innings of 9-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 12-5 to Philadelphia on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games at home
  • Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Chicago, Tuesday, September 29th
Washington at Atlanta, Tuesday, September 29th