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(25-34) Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds (22-38)
Date: Saturday June 11, 2016
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
Projected Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs Dan Straily
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cincy -134
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The rebuilding A’s head to the Great American Ballpark to take on the middling Reds in a battle between two teams that are in last place in their respective American League divisions.
Kendall Graveman is not a great pitcher, and although the team behind him and their defense isn’t strong either, he shouldn’t be trusted as a Quality Start source regardless.
Graveman has only recorded 3 QS in 11 tries this season, and carries a 5.49 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP.
His 2-6 record is a reflection of how the A’s season is going in a rebuilding year, after making strong playoff pushes in recent seasons.
Danny Valencia and Khris Davis have been the lone bright spots amongst the Athletics’ offense this season, which ranks 25th on the year in runs scored and 22nd in HR with 61.
Of those 61 bombs, Davis (14) and Valencia (9) along with Marcus Semien (11) have accounted for over half of the team’s total.
Missing their best all-around hitter in Josh Reddick, who had a .322 average and 5 homers before being sidelined, really hurts their depth.
Dan Straily has been a nice signing for the Cincinnati Reds, as he has compiled a 3.34 and a 1.13 WHIP with 59 K, which all lead the starting staff.
He’s started 10 games on the year and 6 of them have been quality starts, even though his record stands at just 3-2.
The bullpen hasn’t been great, as the lowest ERA amongst regular relievers is 3.99 and current closer Tony Cingrani only has 5 saves on the year.
Adam Duvall has been a revelation for the Reds, smacking 17 bombs while not even starting the season with the big club, but rather the minors.
Jay Bruce has put together a nice season while trade rumors swirl, as the rebuilding Reds will likely be dealing his 13HR, 42 RBI and .278 average to a contender.
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Billy Hamilton caught fire, picking his average up to .269 and adding 16 SBs on the year; however, unfortunately for him and the Reds he is now in the concussion protocol and unavailable for at least a week.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Oakland is 12-18 in away games
- the A’s are 5-5 in their last 10 games, but have lost their past 5 in a row
- The Reds have hit 56 HR against RHP this season
- Cincy is 15-18 at home this year
- The Reds are 6-4 in their past 10
Free Oakland A’s vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
All signs point to Cincy having the edge here, both on the hill and on the sticks.
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I’m not going to go against that here, I’ll take Straily and the Reds at home in this battle of the bottom-feeders.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincy 5-3
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