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National League action highlights the Major League Baseball calendar on Wednesday when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Cincinnati Reds. The current line on top sportsbooks has Arizona favored at -160, Cincinnati on +150 and the over/under run total on 9.

Entering the game, Arizona on the season is 54-39 overall and 21-24 on the road. The Diamondbacks are 2-8 in their last 10 games played. Cincinnati on the season is 39-54 overall and 23-25 at home. The Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 games played.

Arizona will be playing after one of this season’s biggest outbursts on offense and looks to keep their bats knocking in runs as a new addition to the team arrives.

Veteran J.D. Martinez, an outfielder, was acquired on Tuesday by the team from Detroit and is expected to join Arizona for either Wednesday’s game or the latest on Thursday. › Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 2017, Baseball Comments Off on Diamondbacks vs Reds Free Pick

Reds vs Diamondbacks Free Pick

National League action heads to the desert southwest on Saturday when the Cincinnati Reds visit the Arizona Diamondbacks. The current line on top sportsbooks has Arizona favored at -175, Cincinnati at +155 and the over/under run total on 9.5.

Entering this game, Cincinnati on the season is 37-49 overall and 14-29 on the road. The Reds are 5-5 in their last 10 games played. Arizona on the season is 53-34 overall and 33-13 at home. The Diamondbacks are 4-6 in their last 10 games played.

Arizona is attempting to shake off a slump as they have just 3 wins in their last 9 games including Friday’s win 6-3 in the first game of this three-game series. Paul Goldschmidt hit home run No. 20 for the season for the Diamondbacks.

Arizona lost on Thursday 5-4 to the Dodgers as Fernando Rodney the D-backs closer could not close out the game with a three-run lead.  Rodney pitched the final out on Friday to register his 22nd save of the season. › Continue reading

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Saturday, July 8th, 2017 2017, Baseball Comments Off on Reds vs Diamondbacks Free Pick

Reds vs Dodgers Free Pick

Southern California hosts Major League Baseball on Saturday night when the Cincinnati Reds visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in a National League showdown. The current line on top sportsbooks has Los Angeles favored at -240, Cincinnati at +210 and the over/under run total on 8.

Entering this game, Cincinnati is 29-31 overall and 10-16 on the road. The Reds are 5-5 in their last 10 games played. Los Angeles is 34-28 overall and 20-13 at home. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games played.

Justin Turner returned to the Dodgers lineup on Friday from the disabled list and it seemed he had never been out injured. After missing the past 19 games with a strained right hamstring, Turner hit a two-run homer to help the Dodgers to a 7-2 win.

The loss was Cincinnati’s seventh straight at Dodger Stadium. Billy Hamilton the speedy leadoff hitter for the Reds is 0-for-14 over his past 14 official at bats including 0-for-4 Friday, but is the leader in baseball in stolen bases with 28. › Continue reading

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 2017, Baseball Comments Off on Reds vs Dodgers Free Pick

Reds vs Cardinals Free Pick

The battle for wildcard spots in the National League continues on Monday with a National League Central showdown when the Cincinnati Reds visit the St. Louis Cardinals. The current line has St. Louis favored at -185, Cincinnati at +175 and the over/under run total on 9.

Entering this game, Cincinnati on the season is 45-65 overall and 19-36 on the road. The Reds are 6-4 over their past 10 games played. St. Louis on the season has a record of 58-53 overall and 26-32 at home. The Cardinals are 4-6 over their past 10 games played.

The Cardinals have started to drop off the pace for the second wildcard spot in the NL and playing poorly against poor teams is to blame. St. Louis will play its third consecutive series against a team in last place in its division when they face the Reds.

The Cardinals lost six of their past eight games including their most recent series that ended on Sunday versus Atlanta. That followed a series loss to this same Cincinnati team last week. St. Louis trails Miami by one game for the second and final wildcard berth in the NL.     › Continue reading

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Monday, August 8th, 2016 2016, Baseball Comments Off on Reds vs Cardinals Free Pick

Cardinals vs Reds Free Pick

Great American Ball Park hosts a National League Central showdown when the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Cincinnati Reds. The current line has St. Louis favored at -135, Cincinnati on +125 and the over/under run total sitting on 9.

Entering this game, St. Louis has a record of 56-50 overall and 31-20 on the road. The Cardinals are 4-6 over their past 10 games played. Cincinnati entering the game is 43-62 overall and 25-28 at home. Over their past 10 games played, the Reds are 7-3.

The Reds did not need much time to find a good sign for trading outfielder Jay Bruce. On Tuesday, Scott Schebler was called up from Triple-A to take the spot of Bruce and hit a three-run, walk-off home run to beat the Cardinals, handing St. Louis its third straight loss.

Schebler has three hits on the night. Adam Duvall also hit a home run for the Reds and now has a team leading 26 on the season. St. Louis hit four homers in the game and leads the NL with 147 on the season. Tommy Pham hit a pinch-hit home run for the Cardinals giving the team 11 on the season.     › Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 2016, Baseball Comments Off on Cardinals vs Reds Free Pick

Reds vs Nationals Free Pick

The National League East leading Washington Nationals host the struggling National League Central Cincinnati Reds in the nation’s capital on Saturday. The current line has Washington favored at -200, with Cincinnati on +183 and the over/under run total sitting on 8.5.

Entering this game Cincinnati on the season is 29-52 overall and 11-27 on the road. The Reds are 1-9 over their past 10 games played. Washington on the season is 49-32 overall and 25-12 at home. The Nationals are 6-4 over their past 10 games played.

After a losing streak of seven straight games threatened to knock Washington off it NL East perch, the Nationals responded well with six straight wins, including two straight in this series versus the Reds. On Friday, the Nationals outlasted the Reds to win in 14 innings 3-2.

Ben Revere had the winning RBI with a double in the 14th and has 8 hits in his past 19 at bats over a stretch of four games. Daniel Murphy had two RBIs for Washington and over his past 8 games has 2 home runs and 9 RBIs.    › Continue reading

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 2016, Baseball Comments Off on Reds vs Nationals Free Pick

Cardinals vs Reds Free Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in Major League Baseball and put it on the line tonight when they visit National League Central rivals the Cincinnati Reds. The current line has St. Louis favored at -145, with Cincinnati at +135 and the over/under run total sitting on 7.5.

St. Louis on the season is 67-39 overall and 27-23 on the road. The Cardinals are 5-5 over their past 10 games played. Cincinnati on the season is 48-56 overall and 28-24 at home. The Reds are 6-4 over their past 10 games played. Cincinnati had beaten St. Louis in three straight games over the past eight days.

During its three straight losses to Cincinnati, the Cardinals have managed to score just two runs, with both coming on a Matt Carpenter two-run home run in their loss on Tuesday. Carpenter has 9 hits in his past 21 at bats over the team’s past five games. Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce has a hitting streak of six games and 9 of his past 10, while knocking in 12 runs in his past 8 games played.

St. Louis will send Carlos Martinez to the mound. The Cardinals right-hander is 11-4 with an ERA of 2.61. Cincinnati will counter with David Holmberg. The Reds southpaw is 1-0 with an ERA of 3.00. Martinez had his worst outing in three months his last time out, which ended a run of 11 straight quality starts. On Thursday, in his season debut, Holmberg beat Pittsburgh. He started four games last season and was 2-1.    › Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 2015, Baseball Comments Off on Cardinals vs Reds Free Pick

Reds vs Cardinals Free Pick

On Monday, a National League showdown takes place at Busch Stadium when the St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game series between the two NL Central rivals. The current line has St. Louis favored at -208 with Cincinnati on +190 and the run total on 7.5.

Cincinnati enters this series with a record of 43-53 overall and 18-31 on the road. The Reds are 4-6 over their past 10 games played. St. Louis enters this series with a record of 63-35 overall and 36-13 at home. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their past 10 games played and own the best record overall in baseball.

The Cardinals lost on Sunday, but it was their first loss in their past six games played. The Cardinals winning streak of five games was snapped when they were beaten 3-2 by Atlanta. St. Louis has been receiving great pitching of late allowing three or fewer runs in eight of nine games since returning from the All-Star break.

Cincinnati has had a disappointing season. On Sunday, the Reds traded Johnny Cueto their ace pitcher and then went out and lost 17-7 to Colorado. On their current road trip of six games, the Reds are now 1-2 after Sunday’s loss. The two teams have played head to head six times this season, with St. Louis winning 5 of 6, including the past five straight.    › Continue reading

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Monday, July 27th, 2015 2015, Baseball Comments Off on Reds vs Cardinals Free Pick

Reds vs Pirates Free Pick

The Cincinnati Reds play National League Central rivals the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third and final game of a third-game series trying to sweep the Pirates on Pittsburgh’s home field. The current line has Pittsburgh favored at -140, with the run total sitting on 7.5. One the season, Cincinnati is 14-13 overall and 8-8 on the road. The Reds are 6-4 over their past 10 games played. Pittsburgh on the season is 12-15 overall and 6-6 at home. The Pirates are 3-7 over their past 10 games played.

The struggles of the Pittsburgh offense have become a concern. The Pirates hope to find their bats in time to not be swept by the Reds. Cincinnati has won each of the first two games of this series by a 10-1 combined score. This season, the Reds are 5-0 against the Pirates and have outscored them 23-9.

The Reds have won 6 of their past 9 overall, while Pittsburgh has lost 5 straight games and 7 of its past 8 overall. The Pirates have scored two runs or less in each of those seven defeats. A.J. Burnett starts for Pittsburgh on the mound. This season the Pirates have not scored over two runs in any game the right-hander has started.

Burnett on the season is 0-1 with an ERA of just 1.45. Opposing Burnett on the mound for the Reds will be Anthony DeSclafani. The right-hander is 2-2 with an ERA of 2.03. DeSclafani started the season strong but has had two straight losses.    › Continue reading

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 2015, Baseball Comments Off on Reds vs Pirates Free Pick

Reds vs Cardinals Free Pick

Major League Baseball continues tonight in St. Louis with a battle between two National League Central rivals when the Cincinnati Reds visit the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cincinnati is 61-63 overall and 29-34 on the road. St. Louis is 66-57 overall and 36-26 at home.   › Continue reading

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