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Mike Leake Reds at Home vs Washington in MLB Clash

Washington NationalsCincinnati Reds
May 11, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds will rely on Mike Leake to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Gio Gonzalez will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Mike Leake is 0-4 this season, and Gio Gonzalez is 3-1.

View Washington vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as +100 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 6 and the Nationals sitting at No. 7.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 9 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.7 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

The Nationals were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 13-strikeout performance from Stephen Strasburg - will prevail again after their 4-2 victory against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Cincinnati at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 2-1 final on Wednesday in support of Johnny Cueto at Miller Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Cincinnati, Saturday, May 12