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Washington Nationals visit Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Washington Nationals pay a visit to Cincinnati on Friday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball betting action at Great American Ball Park.

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cincinnati Reds in this matchup found them as 150 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4.5 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.

Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

19-35 Cincinnati battles the Nationals, currently with a 33-21 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Washington injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cincinnati Reds rated this week at No. 30 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.76 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Cincinnati owns the No. 30 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

M Scherzer blew away 11 Philadelphia batters in the Nationals's last start, leading them to a 7-2 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 11-4 final on Thursday in support of A Simon at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Cincinnati, Saturday, June 4th