MLB Baseball: Nationals vs Reds on ESPN – 7:10pm EST

February 11, 2011
Washington Nationals
by DeusXFlorida

The Washington Nationals will try to break a four game losing streak tonight as they play on the road vs the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10pm EST in a game that can be seen on ESPN from the Great American Ball Park in Ohio. Online sportsbooks have the Nationals -130 sports betting favorites vs the Reds +110 while the over/under MLB odds total is sitting at 7 OVER (-115). Washington -1.5 (+135) is also favored on the baseball run line for tonight’s game vs Cincinnati +1.5 (-155). The Reds will try to break their losing slump by sending righthander Bronson Arroyo to the mound who has pitched a blistering 3.96 ERA this season with a 10-4 record while the Nationals will counter with righthander Stephen Strasburg who has been equally impressive going 4-2 this year with a 2.03 ERA.

The Nationals lost the last two games in Florida vs the Marlins and then lost the first two games to the Reds this week. Washington lost 2-7 on Monday to Cincinnati and then 7-8 last night as +170 underdogs is MLB sports betting odds. The Reds started off the scoring in the first inning with a 395-ft homer to left field from Joey Votto to score Orlando Cabrera and Paul Janish. Nyjer Morgan singled in the third inning to drive in Adam Kennedy for the Nationals but Cincinnati added five more in the fourth and fifth inning to hold a demanding lead. Washington made things interesting with six runs in the sixth inning but was held scoreless for the rest of the game.

Heading into tonight’s game on ESPN, Washington has gone 40-54 on the season, 6-4 when playing on Wednesday and 6-4 after a loss. The Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall when playing the Reds. Cincinnati has won two straight games, have gone 53-42 on the season, 2-8 when playing on Wednesday and 5-5 after a win. The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 games when playing the Nationals, 5-1 in their last 6 games at home and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The sports betting total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road.

Bishop Whitmore is Editor in Chief of and has been in the sports entertainment industry for the past 10 years consulting for various media outlets and sportsbooks. View daily sports reviews, poker strategies and casino rooms from Bishop Whitmore at

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