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2019 MLB Season
Date: Wedesday June 19, 2019
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: The Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Tyler Mahle
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -160 | Reds +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Houston lost back to back games on Sunday and Monday, it was the first time since May 23 that it happened as they continue to roll forward in the AL West. They are still missing the core of their team up the middle in Altuve, Springer and Correa. Other than shifting Alex Bregman to shortstop the alternatives are not killing it but Houston keeps winning. Their depth is impressive, most recent case in point the call up of Yordan Alvarez, who hit four homers in his first week in the Majors.
Gerrit Cole has an ERA of 3.67, which is pretty good – it is just fourth on the Astros though. He is striking out batters at a higher rate than last season’s breakout but the homers have come up with it. The two might not be connected but they are of some concern and he has as many losses already as he had all of last season. Still it is hard to steer away from him when you see him as the expected starter.
Cincinnati continues to wait for their lineup to live up to expectations. There is not way they could have thought that Derek Dietrich would be an important bat and that Joey Votto would struggle mightily but that is what has happened. They need a little more regression to the mean to support a pitching staff that has been great so far, if they are going to compete. Competing is going to be tough in the NL Central but there is still a lot of time to go.
Tyler Mahle is just 2-7 but he has shown some improvement in his second season in the Majors – Ks are up and walks and homers are down. He has been better at home too so perhaps there could be some value with the Reds here. The Reds bullpen has the best WAR in the Majors so if they can get a lead you can feel pretty good.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in HOU last 8 interleague games.
- HOU are 46-20 in their last 66 overall.
- HOU are 46-20 in their last 66 games on grass.
- CIN are 2-7 in their last 9 interleague home games.
- Under is 10-3-1 in CIN last 14 Wed. games.
- CIN are 5-16 in their last 21 Wed. games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
I want to pull the trigger on Cincinnati at home here but I just can’t do it comfortably. Rather go down with Houston.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston RL
I am hoping that being on the road and the fact that Cole has not been a big winner makes the moneyline playable. If not go run line. .
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 5 – Cincinnati 2
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