Reds face Arizona in MLB Action
The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Diamondbacks arrive at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.
It's a pitching duel between Mat Latos for the Reds (7-2 on the year) and Ian Kennedy for Arizona (6-8 so far).
The visitors opened as +145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.
The Reds sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Diamondbacks sit at a National League No. 11 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -153 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Johnny Cueto in a losing cause, 4-0, against Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Diamondbacks at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games at home
Arizona at Cincinnati, Thursday, July 19