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Washington Nationals home to Reds in baseball betting action

Cincinnati RedsWashington Nationals
Aug 18, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Odds

60-63TEAM RECORD58-63

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Washington on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-10 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Bronson Arroyo, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Cincinnati vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 16 in the National League and the Reds at No. 8 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Reds rank No. 4 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 16 ranking in that category.

Cincinnati brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -138 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ross Detwiler and the Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Reds at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 19
Washington home to Philadelphia, Friday, August 19