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18-17 (8-9 V) Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds 15-23 (12-10 H)
Date: Wednesday May 18 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Brandon Finnegan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The battle of Ohio’s first series kicked off on Monday in Cincinnati.
The Indians are looking to stay hot against the Reds on Wednesday.
The Reds look to turn things around after getting smacked around on Monday.
The Cincinnati Reds lost only a piece of their lineup in Todd Frazier, but the lineup seems to have a lot more holes in it currently.
They are led by the young shortstop Zack Cozart. Cozart is hitting .319 on the year with 10 2 baggers.
Jay Bruce and Joey Votto’s production seems to be down this season. Bruce is hitting .266 with 6 dingers and 25 runs batted in, while Votto is only hitting .218 with 20 RBI’s.
The Reds need more production out of the middle of the lineup in order to succeed this season.
Brandon Finnegan will be toning the rubber for the Reds.
He is currently 1-2 on the year with a 4.40 E.R.A. and 32 strikeouts. Finnegan was last in action in a loss in Philadelphia against the Phillies.
He threw in 4 innings of play, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs. He had issues finding the zone, walking 5 batters and striking out 4. Finnegan looks to control the ball more against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians offense seems to be nonexistent this year, and it continues to hurt them game to game. They are led by the young shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Lindor is hitting .309 on the year with a .366 on base percentage, and he also has swiped 6 bags so far. Next up for the Indians is old reliable Jason Kipnis.
Kip is hitting .293 with 5 home runs and 19 runs batted in on the year. The newly acquired Mike Napoli is providing the power for the Indians.
He is currently hitting .244 with 7 home runs and 24 runs batted in. Napoli has also been struck out 50 times already this year.
The Indians lineup looks to turn around quickly.
The Indians send out Josh Tomlin to face their state foe. Tomlin is currently perfect, with a 5-0 record. He also carries a 3.82 E.R.A. and has struck out 23 batters on the year.
Tomlin last showed a no decision against the Minnesota Twins. He threw 6.1 innings of work, only giving up 4 hits. Of those 4 hits, 3 of them resulted in home runs.
He had 3 earned runs and 4 strikeouts against the Twins. Tomlin looks to keep the ball in the ballpark against the Reds.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CLE are 14-2 in Tomlins last 16 starts.
- CLE are 14-2 in Tomlins last 16 starts on grass.
- Over is 20-8 in Tomlins last 28 starts on grass.
- Over is 9-2-1 in CIN last 12 Wed. games.
- Over is 9-3-2 in CIN last 14 home games.
- CIN are 7-19 in their last 26 interleague games.
- CLE are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Cincinnati.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This game is going to come down to pitching I believe. Neither of these lineups should scare either team, as they are both predominantly weak. I look for this score to stay low, unluck Monday’s game.
Look for the Indians to take this one from the Reds. Josh Tomlin is throwing well out there as of late, I see him to continue his ways out there and control this game overall.
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I see the Indians finding a way with their bats to beat their state rival.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Reds 2 Cleveland 5
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