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The Cincinnati Reds are ready to face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising this NL matchup and the action gets underway at 3:40 p.m. ET.

Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-200) is hosting this game as the favorite over Cincinnati (+185) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds standing at Reds +1.5 runs (-120) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+100).

The Reds have gone just 19-37 SU this year and are 29-26 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.7 units for moneyline bettors and 5.0 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 28-26 SU and 24-29 ATS. The team has gained 2.2 units for moneyline bettors while earning 6.0 units ATS. Arizona has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 23-28-2 so far in 2018. Cincinnati has been a decent under bet with a total record of 23-30-2.

Right-hander Sal Romano will get the start for the visiting Reds. Romano is 2-6 with a 5.89 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 13.50 ERA and three strikeouts over four innings).

The Diamondbacks will turn to lefty Patrick Corbin (5-1, 2.47 ERA), who has 88 strikeouts and 19 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 0.89. Corbin made two starts against the Reds in 2017, posting a 1-1 record with a 2.02 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 3.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.46, a WHIP of 1.06 and a K/9 of 8.0.

The Arizona offense has produced 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .200/.273/.363 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Outfielders David Peralta and A.J. Pollock have led the Diamondbacks offense this year. Peralta is hitting .257/.327/.417 with seven home runs, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored, and Pollock’s line sits at .293/.349/.620 with 11 homers, 33 RBIs, 23 runs and nine steals.

In the visiting dugout, Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.73 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 7.30 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.05, along with a K/9 of 8.56.

The Reds offense has slashed .244/.323/.378 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Second baseman Scooter Gennett and first baseman Joey Votto continue to lead Cincinnati’s hitters. Gennett is hitting .345/.379/.553 with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Votto (.287/.404/.426) has produced six homers, 24 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

The Reds have lost 1.9 units and are 8-7 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 5.3 units and are 13-20 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 20 that went under.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The Reds have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • Arizona has posted 14.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.8 over its last five.
  • The Reds have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 10 over their last 10.