Monday night baseball brings this National League battle from Chase Field in Phoenix, so we have prepared the best Reds vs. Diamondbacks betting pick along with the latest odds update on MyBookie Sportsbook.
Arizona comes in as the favorite at -160 with the odds set for Cincinnati it +135. The total is set at 9.0. These teams have met four times this season already, with all four games in Cincinnati where the clubs split the series. The Diamondbacks won the final two games of the series.
Reds Snap Skid with Victory over Cardinals
The Cincinnati Reds saw their four-game losing streak come to an end thanks to a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Cincinnati found themselves trailing 3-0, but scored three runs in the fourth, and added two in the seventh and one of the eighth to help earn the victory. TJ Friedl led the way, going 2-4 with a run and two RBI.
The victory moved Cincinnati to 21-39, 12.5 games behind St. Louis in the NL Central. The Reds are also 12.5 games out of the wildcard race. The Reds have been an abysmal team on the road this season, going 9-22. Cincinnati is averaging 4.57 runs per game, 11 overall, and they are 28th in runs allowed per contest (5.55).
Cincinnati will start left-hander Mike Minor. Minor is 0-2 with an 8.64 ERA in two starts. The left-hander is off to a brutal start since joining Cincinnati, allowing eight earned runs in 8.1 innings. He has a .265 opponent batting average and a 1.44 WHIP. Minor has given up five home runs already.
Diamondbacks Bury Phillies
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a sweep in Philadelphia, winning the final game of the series, 13-1. Arizona held onto a 3-1 lead through the first four frames, but scored at least one run over each of the final five innings. Christian Walker had three hits and three RBI and both Jordan Luplow and Josh Rojas scored three runs.
The Diamondbacks moved to 29-33, fourth in the NL West, 9.0 games behind the Dodgers. The Diamondbacks are 5.5 games out of the wildcard race and are 14-16 at home. The club is 24th in runs per game (4.14) and 23rd in runs allowed per contest (4.73).
Merrill Kelly gets the start for Arizona. Kelly is 5-3 with a 3.32 ERA in 12 starts. The right-hander was fantastic in his last outing, blanking Cincinnati for six innings, allowing just one hit. He has now allowed eight total runs over his last 21.0 innings pitched.
- 1-4 in their last five games.
- 8-3 in their last 11 games as the home favorite.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick
While the Arizona offense has not been great this season, one thing they do well is hit home runs, 10th overall with 72. Minor has been hammered in his two starts, giving up five home runs in 8.1 innings. That is not a good stat against a Diamondbacks team that can go deep behind Walker who has 15 home runs.
Kelly has looked fantastic over his last four outings and gave Cincinnati everything they could handle in his last start against them. The Diamondbacks should cruise in this contest.
Pick: Take Arizona Diamondbacks (-160)
Do not be surprised if Arizona scores nine runs in this game on their own. While this is not a potent offense by any stretch of the imagination, they are delivering the lumber, hitting 15 home runs over their last 14 games. Arizona has only hit 25 home runs in 30 home contests, but look for that number to go up here.
The Reds struggled against Kelly in his last outing against them, but this is a team that can score runs. Look for Cincinnati to at least keep this interesting early on.
Pick: Go over 9.0 runs at -105.