MLB Matchups  >>  Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals Preview 04/26/2013

The Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Nationals Park.

Righthander Homer Bailey will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Bailey is 1-1 this season with a 3.24 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Bailey with Jordan Zimmermann. Righthander Zimmermann has a 2.67 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 131-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -133 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cincinnati: 13-10 SU
Washington: 11-11 SU
CINCINNATI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

NEXT UP:
Washington home to Cincinnati, Saturday, April 27