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2021 MLB Handicapping
(6-10) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds (9-6)
Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs Merrill Kelly
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds -165 / Diamondbacks +152
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds -1.5 (+125)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Cincinnati Reds will host to Arizona Diamondbacks in a National League matchup Wednesday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a rough go of things over the last few years. A combination of poor front office moves and lack of production on the field have led to multiple losing season in a row.
The Diamondbacks finished last year 25-35, which was the worst mark in the NL West. Things have not been much better in the desert this year, as Arizona has started the season 6-10.
The problem that has plagued the Diamondbacks over the last few season has been starting pitching. Merrill Kelly gets another start Wednesday and looks for his first quality start of the season. He allowed nine hits and six runs in his outing and has a 1-2 record with an 8.44 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in three starts.
The Diamondbacks have been a decent team offensively this season. Arizona is 10th in the majors with 4.6 runs per game, 19th with a .223 batting average, and they hit the sixth most home runs per game as well. Eduardo Escobar already has six home runs and 11 RBI’s while catcher Carson Kelly is hitting .400 on the nose.
The Reds have developed into one baseball’s most fun teams to watch, asserting themselves game in and game out with a cocky, confident attitude. This has especially been the case at the plate.
The Reds lead all of MLB, averaging 6.1 runs and 1.6 home runs per game. They are also fourth in the league in average as a squad and have established themselves as a “bunch of bat flipping, son of a guns,” per Amir Garrett.
Tyler Naquin is playing the best offense of his career so far this season. Naquin came over from Cleveland in the offseason and has been a force at the plate, hitting six homers and 15 RBI. Nick Castellanos has been exceptional as well, batting .295 with five home runs and 10 RBI. Unfortunately for the Reds, he is serving a two-game suspension and won’t be available Wednesday.
Tyler Mahle will get the start for the Reds on Wednesday. To start the season, he is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 22 strikeouts. The Diamondbacks are hitting .143 against him lifetime.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 1-5 in Kelly’s last 6 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Reds are 8-1 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Reds are 5-1 in Mahle’s last 6 starts.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Reds will more than likely lose the first part of a doubleheader tomorrow after blowing a late lead in a suspended game. That being said, they shouldn’t have much of an issue in game number two. Mahle has been great against the Diamondbacks and at home. With Kelly’s struggles on the mound and the Reds hitting as well as they are, Cincinnati should have no issue dominating here. With the juiced moneyline, take the runline here.
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