Cincinnati Reds (19-35 ) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (26-26)Date : 05/30/2018
Time : 9:40 PM ET
Location : Chase Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks
The D-Backs will be glad to return to Chase Field as they are 14-12 on the season the D-Backs are hoping to bounce back after a horrific 9 game road trip as they went 1-8. The D-Backs will open up a 3 game series against the Reds. The D-Backs are 2nd in the NL West while the Reds are in the last place of the NL Central. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Cincinnati Reds's Latest Performance :
The Reds are currently on a 9 game road trip, up next they will be facing the struggling D-Backs the Reds will look to take advantage of the opportunity. The Reds aren’t having the best season so far they are currently in the last place of the NL Central picking up only 19 wins so far this season. Coming into this series the Reds are ranked 26th in pitching with a 4.90 ERA. The Reds will be hoping that the D-Backs won’t catch fire offensively because if the D-Backs gets things going early the game would be over in a heartbeat. Matt Harvey did not have a great pitching game as he pitched for 5 1/3 innings with four earned runs, nine hit and two walks and only 4 strikeouts. It was his first loss since joining the team from the Mets.
After a 5 for 5 performance, Scooter Gennett followed up going 2 for 4 with an RBI. He has now got 10 homers on the season. He is slashing .340/.376/.558 on the season while driving in 37 runs in 52 games. The Reds will turn to him again as the Reds will face a tough challenge ahead of them playing the D-Backs at Chase Field, they might have a chance since the D-Backs are really struggling offensively these past few games. Eugenio Suarez has now driven in 40 runs in 36 games look for him to be a factor in this game as well. When a team is playing as bad as the D-Backs are you must take advantage right away.
Pitching for the Reds will be Sal Romano. He will need to play well because Anthony DeSclafani is returning from the DL list and might end up losing his starting spot. In 3 starts since he had a 3.83 ERA on May 14, he’s given up 18 earned runs, 22 hits and 12 walks with 13 K’s over 12 2/3 innings.
Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :
The D-Backs are hoping that returning home will help them find their offense again. The D-Backs look like a completely different team after AJ Pollock went down, they have now dropped into second place in the NL West division with a record of 26-26 after starting the season 21-8, they have really been struggling to find any offense on the team as they now are ranked 29th in scoring with 188 runs scored this season what a turnaround after starting the season out on fire. The D-Backs finished their 9 games on the road 1-8, losing 15 of their last 17 games. They scored just 18 runs over those games. The D-Backs will have the opportunity to regain their confidence as they will play the Reds in a 3 game series.
David Peralta will have to show up against the Reds as the D-Backs are desperately seeking for their offense to come alive again. In the last game, he is unfortunate that his hitting streak had to come to an end. Returning to Chase Field he will have to do all he can to will the D-Backs to a victory. The outfielder is slashing .262/.333/.426 with seven home runs and 21 RBI across 183 at-bats this season. It goes to show how impactful is one player to a team, but great teams always have other players stepping up despite their best player being out. It just a matter of time before the D-Backs will find their groove offensively again.
Pitching for the D-Backs will be Patrick Corbin. He was outstanding in his last start against the A’s, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings to snap Arizona’s seven-game losing streak. In six starts at home this year, he is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA.
How Cincinnati Reds & Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Reds are 21-45 in their last 66 games on grass.
Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks
My reason for the pick :
The D-Backs will finally rediscover their offense as they will beat the Reds at home. The D-Backs will receive some home cooking from their fans after the bad road trip. The D-Backs will look to return to the win column as they will look to take back the top spot from the Brewers. The D-Backs will remind us what this team is capable of doing when playing at home.
Betting trends for Cincinnati Reds:
- Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:
- Diamondbacks are 21-9 in their last 30 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.