Free MLB Pick: Phillies vs Reds Odds
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(0-0) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds (0-0)
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Ohio.
Phillies RH Jeremy Hellickson vs. Reds RH Raisel Iglesias
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +145 / Reds -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: +1.5 Phillies -155 / Reds -1.5 +135
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Phillies had the most losses in the Majors last season, but they were 15-11 in Spring Training. They also had the 2nd most road losses last season. It is not hard to see why, as Philadelphia only ranked 27th in runs scored and 29th in team ERA.
The Reds were just ahead of the Phillies last season with the 2nd most losses. At least you can say they were a balanced team ranking 26th in both runs scored and team ERA.
The Reds have won their last 4 games facing the Phillies and their last 5 facing them at home.
The Reds went 16-16 in Spring Training.
The Phillies will have a very young lineup this season and they may be in for a long season. Slugger Ryan Howard remains and he was the only Philadelphia player that had over 14 HR (23).
He also led the team in RBI with 77 while no other player had over 50. They have young talent and Maikel Franco led Spring Training with 9 HR, but the offense is still a big issue for the Phillies.
You know the Phillies also have an issue with their pitching staff, as their opening day starter is Jeremy Hellickson, who was 9-12 with an ERA of 4.62 while with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Opponents have hit over .300 off Hellickson in the last 4 seasons.
In their last Spring Training game facing another Major League team the Phillies lost to the Baltimore Orioles 8-7.
The Reds got a solid season from former MVP Joey Votto, but they lost Todd frazier in free agency and he led the team in both HR and RBI last season.
Cincy may have a better lineup this season with C Devin Mesoraco and SS Zack Cozart combing back from injury, but they are still holes.
The pitching staff for the Reds was young to say the least, as they had an all-rookie rotation for the last 64 games of last season and that set a MLB record.
Anthony DeSclafani was slated to be the opening day starter, but was scratched because of an injury. Raisel Iglesias will get the start for this season opener and last season he went 3-7 with an ERA of 4.15 as a rookie. Opponents’ hit .297 facing him last season.
The Reds have only won 1 game in their last 5 when Iglesias had gotten the start and have failed to win in their last 4 at home with him on the hill.
Iglesias had shoulder issues at the end of last season and only had 3 starts in Spring Training. He may have a limited pitch-count in this game, so there may be more pressure on the bullpen.
In their last Spring Training game the Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6. Cincy ended Spring Training hot winning 7 of their last 8 games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
- Phillies are 29-63 in their last 92 road games.
- Phillies have an Under record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.
- Reds are 6-23 in their last 29 home games.
- Reds are 0-4 in Iglesias’ last 4 starts during game 1 of a series.
- Reds have an Over record of 21-10 in their last 31 games.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Reds have had the Phillies’ number in their last several games facing them and that will continue in this season opener. The Reds will get the W and get off to a solid start, which they could really use after last season’s nightmare.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the Number
In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 5 times and look for that trend to continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 7 – Philadelphia 4
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