Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals odds, tips and betting trends | June 5

In the final game of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds (18-34) face the Washington Nationals (20-35), Sunday at 1:40 PM ET.

The Reds are a home favorite (-171) versus the Nationals (+147). The Cincinnati Reds will hand the ball to Luis Castillo (2-2, 6.96 ERA) looking for win No. 3 on the season, and the Nationals will turn to Patrick Corbin (1-8, 6.96).

These squads meet again after the Nationals’ 10-8 victory over the Reds yesterday. Kyle Finnegan (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K) registered the win for the Nationals. Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI to lead the team on offense. Hunter Strickland (1.0 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Reds.

To prepare for the Reds vs. Nationals matchup, here’s everything you need to get ready for Sunday’s baseball action.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Reds (-171, bet $171 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Nationals (+147, bet $100 to win $147)
  • Over/under: 9

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Reds Stats and Trends

Reds Betting Records

  • This season, the Reds have won three out of the 10 games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Cincinnati has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -171 odds on them winning this game.
  • The Reds have a 63.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Cincinnati have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 29 of 53 chances this season.
  • In 53 games with a spread this season, the Reds are 24-29-0 ATS.

Luis Castillo (Reds Probable Starter)

  • Castillo (2-2) will take to the mound for the Reds and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 3.37, a 3.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.013.
  • He has two quality starts in five chances this season.
  • Castillo has pitched five or more innings in four straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Nationals have scored 225 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They have 470 hits, third in baseball, with 40 home runs (26th in the league).

Reds Batting Stats

  • The Reds rank 20th in Major League Baseball with 49 home runs.
  • The offense for the Reds has a slugging percentage of .367 this season, 23rd in MLB.
  • Cincinnati has a team batting average of just .228 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.
  • The Reds have scored 223 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
  • Cincinnati has an OBP of .300 this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • The Reds rank 16th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.

Nationals Stats and Trends

Nationals Betting Records

  • The Nationals have won in 15, or 32.6%, of the 46 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Washington has come away with a win eight times in 22 chances when named as an underdog of at least +147 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 40.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Washington have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 29 of 56 chances this season.
  • The Nationals have an against the spread record of 22-34-0 in 56 games with a line this season.

Patrick Corbin (Nationals Probable Starter)

  • Corbin (1-8 with a 6.96 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Nationals, his 12th of the season.
  • In his last outing on Tuesday against the New York Mets, the left-hander tossed 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs while surrendering 12 hits.
  • During 11 games this season, the 32-year-old has put up a 6.96 ERA and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .313 to opposing batters.
  • Corbin has recorded three quality starts this season.
  • Corbin will look to record his eighth game of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.3 innings per appearance.
  • The opposing Reds offense has the 23rd-ranked slugging percentage (.367) and ranks 20th in home runs hit (49) in all of MLB. They have a collective .228 batting average, and are 26th in the league with 385 total hits and 16th in MLB action scoring 223 runs.

Nationals Batting Stats

  • The Nationals have hit 40 home runs this season, the fifth-lowest total in baseball.
  • This season, the Nationals rank 21st in baseball with a .374 slugging percentage.
  • Washington is fourth in the league with a .254 batting average.
  • Averaging 4.1 runs per game (225 total), the Nationals are the 14th-highest scoring team in MLB action.
  • Washington is 10th in the league with a .319 on-base percentage.
  • The Nationals strike out 7.3 times per game to rank sixth in baseball.

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