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Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

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April 13, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Odds


The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Friday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will rely on Jordan Zimmermann to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bronson Arroyo will be his counterpart for the Reds. Jordan Zimmermann is 0-1 this season, and Bronson Arroyo is 0-0.

View Cincinnati vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Reds listed as favorites of 150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 16 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (7.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Reds at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Washington, Saturday, April 14