|MLB Betting Trends: Reds hot when Cueto faces Nationals|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 26 July 2014 08:37|
CINCINNATI, OH (The Spread) - The Reds host the Nationals today in Cincinnati and with Johnny Cueto on the mound, the home team figures to have the advantage.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Reds are -123 money line home favorites over the Nationals, who are +114 money line road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 7 runs for this 4:05PM ET start time.
In what is shaping up to be a pitchers' duel, the Nationals will start Gio Gonzalez versus the Reds' Cueto. Gonzalez is 6-5 with a 3.74 ERA on the year and is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four starts against the Reds, while Cueto is 10-6 with a 2.18 ERA and is 5-3 with a 4.58 ERA in nine starts against Washington.
The Reds are 4-1 in Cueto's last five starts against the Nationals and 4-1 in his last five home starts versus Washington. Cincinnati is also 4-1 in Cueto's last five starts during Game 2 of a series, 4-1 in his last five starts versus a team with a winning record and 6-2 in his last eight starts overall.
The Nationals are 1-4 in Gonzalez's last five starts as an underdog, 1-4 in his lat five starts as a road underdog and 2-5 in his lat seven starts on Saturday. They're also 18-40 in their last 58 games as a road underdog and just 15-36 in their last 51 games as a road underdog of between +110 to +150.