Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 5/8/2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks (16-20) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Reds (16-19) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and televised on BSOH. The Diamondbacks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Reds are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

Diamondbacks vs Reds

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Arizona cruised to a 6-2 win over the Reds in the most recent game of this series. The Diamondbacks had a huge 7th inning, scoring four of their six runs. As for the Reds, they scored their only two runs in the 9th. Heading into the game, the Diamondbacks were favored at -130 on the money line.

Zac Gallen started for the Diamondbacks and picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued three walks. Frankie Montas got the start for the Reds and took the loss, giving up one earned run in six innings of work.

At the plate, the Diamondbacks were led by Corbin Carroll, Ketel Marte, and Kevin Newman, as they were the only three Arizona hitters to have more than one hit. Carroll and Marte each scored two runs and drove in five of the Diamondbacks’ six runs.

Arizona is 16-20 overall this season, and they are 8.0 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. The Diamondbacks have gone 9-8 in divisional games this year. Arizona has won two straight games, and they are winning their series vs. the Reds.

So far, the Diamondbacks have gone 9-10 at home compared to 7-10 on the road. As the favorite, Arizona has gone 9-8 and 7-12 as the underdog. Arizona’s overall series record is 3-7-1, and they have dropped four straight series.

When the Diamondbacks win, they tend to win big, as their average run margin in victories is 5.3. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.7 runs. Overall, Arizona has a run line record of 17-19, and their average run margin for the season is +0.3. As the underdog, they are 10-9 on the run line, and as the favorite, they are 7-10.

The Diamondbacks have had 33 games this season, and 18 of them have had over/under lines set lower than 9 runs. They are 3-4 in games with an over/under line of 9 runs. Their games have averaged 9.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 15-20.

Jordan Montgomery Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Arizona’s Jordan Montgomery is on the road to take on the Reds. He has started 3 games so far this season, and he has a 1-2 record. His most recent start was a loss to the Dodgers, where he went 3 innings and gave up 6 runs on 6 hits. He has 1 home run allowed in each of his first two starts.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

Arizona’s offense has been one of the league’s best so far this season, averaging 5 runs per game, which is 5th in the league. They have been even better at home, putting up 5.2 runs per contest. The Diamondbacks have been tough to strike out this season and have the league’s 4th best team batting average. Arizona’s team on-base percentage and slugging percentage are both right around league average.

Christian Walker and Ketel Marte have been the team’s top power threats so far this season, with both players having 7 home runs. Walker is also 10th in the league with 24 RBIs. Over the team’s last six games, Walker has gone 6/21 with two homers, while Marte has also gone deep twice in this stretch, going 6/23.

Cincinnati is 16-19 overall and is looking to snap a six-game losing streak today at home vs. the Diamondbacks. The Reds are 5.0 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central and are 4th in the division. So far, they are 1-2 in divisional games.

At home, the Reds are 9-11 this year compared to 7-8 on the road. This season, the Reds are 10-7 as the favorite but just 6-12 as the underdog. So far, they have dropped three straight games as the underdog. Cincinnati’s overall series record is 4-6-1, and they have lost three straight series.

The Reds have been a .500 team against the run line this season, going 17-18. They have been better on the road, where they are 9-6 against the run line, compared to 8-12 at home. They have been favored in 17 games and have gone 9-8 against the run line in those contests. Their average run differential in winning games is +4.2, while it is -3.6 in losses.

The Cincinnati Reds have had a combined run average of 8.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 18-16. The over/under line for today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks is set at 9 runs. In games where the over/under line has been set at 9 runs, the Reds have gone 1-5-1 on the over/under.

Graham Ashcraft Gets The Start For The Reds

Cincinnati is sending right-hander Graham Ashcraft to the mound today vs. the Diamondbacks. He has made six starts this year and has a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 3.63. Ashcraft’s WHIP for the season is 1.27, and opponents are batting .246 off him this year. The last time he took the mound, Ashcraft finished with a no-decision, going six innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. He issued two walks in that outing. Ashcraft has made three quality starts this year.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Reds are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 16th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 4.6 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .207, which is the worst mark in the league. However, Elly De La Cruz has been a bright spot, as he is batting .262 for the season and has a team-high eight home runs.

Spencer Steer and Tyler Stephenson are both batting just .240 and .213, respectively, but they are tied for 2nd on the team with four homers. Steer has also driven in 23 runs, which is 11th in the league. Steer and Stephenson are both looking to get things going at the plate, as Steer is hitting just .182 over his last six games, and Stephenson is just 1/10 in his last three games.

Diamondbacks vs Reds Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Diamondbacks vs. Reds game is to take the Reds on the money line, with the payout currently at -101. We have the Reds winning this one by a score of 6-4, giving us a little bit of wiggle room with the over/under line sitting at 9 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Graham Ashcraft finishing with four strikeouts, which is good for third-worst among today’s starters. As for Jordan Montgomery, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which is the eighth worst.

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