The struggling Cincinnati Reds will try to avoid losing their fifth in a row as they play host to the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park. Fox Sports San Diego is in line to broadcast this NL matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 6:40 p.m. ET.
San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds Odds
Vegas is listing San Diego (+145) as the underdog to Cincinnati (-155). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over nine runs and -110 for under nine. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -150 for the Padres +1.5 runs and +130 for the Reds -1.5 runs.
The Padres are 56-86 SU and are 67-74 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.2 units for moneyline bettors and 27.9 units ATS. The Reds, on the other hand, are 59-82 SU and 79-61 ATS. The team has lost 9.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 3.3 units ATS.
Reds games have an over/under record of 72-64-4 in 2018. Padres games have gone under 70 times, gone over 66 times and pushed on five occasions.
Brett Kennedy is projected to start for the visiting Padres. Kennedy (1-2, 5.76 ERA) has recorded 16 strikeouts in 25 innings so far. He has yet to face the Reds this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Reds are handing the ball to righty Anthony DeSclafani (7-4, 4.37 ERA), who has 79 punchouts and 23 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.24. DeSclafani did not pitch in the majors last season.
Cincinnati’s pitchers have given up 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 5.19 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.0 K/9.
Cincinnati’s hitters have put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .217/.301/.392 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.
The Reds’ hitters have been led by Scooter Gennett, who is hitting .320/.367/.512 with 22 home runs, 84 RBIs and 82 runs scored.
In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 5.05 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 7.36 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.50, along with a K/9 of 9.94.
Padres hitters have slashed .234/.298/.377 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
San Diego’s hitters have been paced by Eric Hosmer. Hosmer is hitting .250/.316/.385 with 13 home runs, 56 RBIs and 63 runs scored.
The Padres just took the previous game in the series by a final score of six runs to two.
San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Reds, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER