The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to play host to the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field. The game gets underway 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona is in line to broadcast this NL matchup.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Arizona (-130) is hosting this game as the favorite against Cincinnati (+120) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Runline odds stand at -175 for taking the Reds +1.5 runs and +155 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.
The Diamondbacks are 27-26 SU and 23-29 ATS. The teams gained 1.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 7.7 units against the spread (ATS). Arizona has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Reds have gone 19-36 SU this year and are 29-25 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 11.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.
Arizona games have had an over/under record of 22-28-2 so far in 2018. The Reds have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 22-30-2.
The right-handed Luis Castillo is getting the nod for Cincinnati. Castillo is 4-4 with a 5.34 ERA and 55 strikeouts. He has yet to face Arizona this year, but he made two starts against the Diamondbacks in 2017, posting a 1-1 record against them with a 2.84 ERA and 15 strikeouts.
The Diamondbacks will put the ball in the right hand of Zack Godley (4-4, 4.53 ERA, 1.56 WHIP), who’s got 52 strikeouts and 29 walks. Godley did not record a start against the Reds in 2017.
Arizona’s pitching staff has yielded 3.6 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The clubs starters have an ERA of 3.88, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.50, a WHIP of 1.07 and a K/9 of 8.0.
The Arizona offense is putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .195/.258/.366 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Diamondbacks batters have been led by outfielders David Peralta and A.J. Pollock. Peralta is slashing .262/.333/.426 with seven home runs, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored, and Pollock is hitting .293 with 11 homers, 33 RBIs, 23 runs and nine stolen bases.
In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.71 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 7.24 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.11, along with a K-per-9 of 8.64.
Reds hitters have slashed .245/.323/.379 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).
Second baseman Scooter Gennett and first baseman Joey Votto continue to lead Cincinnati’s hitters. Gennett is slashing .347/.381/.559 with 10 home runs, 37 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Votto is hitting .283/.403/.424 with six homers, 24 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
The Reds have lost 9.8 units and are 21-18 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 23 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 6.3 units and are 12-20 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 12 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – OVER
- The Reds have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
- Cincinnati has recorded 21.1 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.2 over its last five.
- The Reds have lost three of their last four games SU.