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Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
April 5, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds


The Cincinnati Reds will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Great American Ball Park on Friday.

Dan Haren gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Homer Bailey, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-115 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Reds in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 3.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Nationals at 3.7 runs per outing.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 6-1 winner at home against the Marlins. Bettors on Washington at -220 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington rolled to a 6-1 win against Miami on Thursday, as Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

The Reds were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 5-4 final on Thursday in support of Bronson Arroyo at Great American Ball Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Miami are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 23 games

Next up:
Washington at Cincinnati, Saturday, April 6