Nationals vs Reds Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2022

The Nationals (42-83) will clash against the Reds (48-74) in Washington on Friday, August 26 at Nationals Park. Each of the rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. ET!

For their upcoming game, the Nationals have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on June 5, 2022, the score was 4-5 in favor of the Reds. The Nationals had three runs to the Reds no runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all plays out at Nationals Park.

Nationals vs Reds Prediction

The bookmakers at FanDuel think this should be a win for the Nationals, giving them -130 odds for victory. Conversely, Cincinnati is listed at +110. The predicted number of total runs in this ball game is 9.

In their previous game on Wednesday, the Nationals lost to the Mariners to the tune of 1-3. So far this season, the team is currently batting .248 thanks in large part to their top hitter, César Hernández, who has a batting average of .247. Defensively, they have an ERA of 5.12 and a .982 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Reds were beaten by the Phillies on Thursday by a 4-0 margin. Led by their top hitter, James Farmer, who has a batting average of .267, the team is currently batting .241 on the season. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 5.04 and a .985 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our evaluation of the odds and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Nationals will play without Joseph Ross (Elbow), MacKenzie Gore (Elbow), Luis García (Groin), Stephen Strasburg (Ribs), Seth Romero (Calf), William Harris (Pectoral), Jackson Tetreault (Shoulder), Tanner Rainey (Elbow), Evan Lee (Flexor), Carter Kieboom (Forearm), Yadiel Hernandez (Left Calf) and Sean Doolittle (Elbow). Then, the Reds are missing Antonio Santillan (Back), Lucas Sims (Back), Christian Greene (Shoulder), Reinaldo Almora Jr. (Shoulder), Connor Overton (Back), Matthew Reynolds (Hip), Timothy James Zeuch (Back), Robert Dugger (Shoulder), Jeffrey Hoffman (Forearm), Aramis Garcia (Finger), Tyler Stephenson (Clavicle), Justin Wilson (Elbow), Douglas Ashcraft (Biceps), Vladimir Gutierrez (Forearm), Daniel Duarte (Elbow), Joseph Votto (Rotator Cuff), Michael Moustakas (Calf) and Tejay Antone (Elbow).

Moneyline Pick: Nationals (-130) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the Reds won 4-5.

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Nationals vs Reds Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Washington (-130), Cincinnati (+110) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Washington -1.5 (+150), Cincinnati 1.5 (-182) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 9 Runs (-112), Over 9 Runs (-108) at FanDuel

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Nationals vs Reds Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Nationals 0.09%, Reds 0.14%
  • Win % as underdog: Nationals 0.45%, Reds 0.47%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Washington 5-5, Cincinnati 3-7

Runline Pick: Nationals -1.5 Runs (+150) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Nationals will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 9 Total Runs (-112) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Nationals have averaged 3.0 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Reds have recorded 3.0 runs during the same period of time.


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