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2021 MLB Handicapping
(6-10) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds (9-6)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Taylor Widener vs. Jeff Hoffman
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +125 | Reds -145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5 , Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks have not gotten off to the start they would have hoped, and things get no easier this Thursday, as they are on the road at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for this matchup with the Reds.
Things have not been great for this Arizona team, and not much is expected from them this year, but they do ride a two game winning streak coming into this contest and they very well could give the Reds some problems.
Eduardo Escobar is one of the main guys to look out for, as he has personally had a solid start with 6 home runs and 11 RBI’s and he should be in a decent spot here against Jeff Hoffman.
They may very well have an overall pitching advantage here as well, as Taylor Widener matched Max Scherzer in his last game through 6 scoreless innings and if he brings anything close to what he brought in that game he will put the D-Backs in a very strong position to pick up this road wins.
The Reds have also not been playing great in recent times, although their hot start means they come into this game with a nice 9-6 record and they have their own slugger with 6 home runs already in Tyler Naquin who also has 16 RBI’s.
The batting has not been a problem at all for this team, as they rank towards the very top in most statistical categories and actually rank first in slugging percentage, but they are faltering in the pitching department, as they have not yet recorded a single quality start on the season.
Jeff Hofman will look to turn that around and the righty has flashed some serious upside and may very well be up for the challenge here, as he comes into this game with a 2.93 ERA and a 2-1 record.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Under is 4-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 12-3-1 in Diamondbacks last 16 during game 3 of a series.
- Under is 13-5 in Reds last 18 vs. National League West.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Cincinnati Reds have been red hot this season with the bat, but I do not see that continuing here against a pitcher like Widener who look stellar last time out. The Diamondbacks on the other hand have a respectable batting lineup, and they can score some runs, but I also believe in the guy who is pitching for the Reds and if both of these guys get in to the 5th inning relatively unscathed it could be awfully tough for this game to get over the total of 8.5.
The ball park, as well as the weather in this game, are also not really that favoring for the batsmen and that’s another reason why this looks like it could stay under with the temperatures expected to stay moderate.
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