The Reds (80-77, 42-34 away) travel to take on the Guardians (74-83, 41-38 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Hunter Greene is getting the start for the Reds while Lucas Giolito is starting for the Guardians. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Guardians showdown at Progressive Field.
CINCINNATI REDS VS CLEVELAND GUARDIANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds -110
This game will be played at Progressive Field at 6:10 ET on Tuesday, September 26th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- Coming into the game, the Guardians have gone just 1-4 in their last five home games.
- Over their last ten games as the favorite, the Guardians are just 3-7 (straight-up).
- Opponents are hitting just .122 against Hunter Greene in his last three starts.
CINCINNATI REDS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
For the season, the Reds are 80-77 overall, including going 42-34 on the road and 38-43 at home. When looking at their overall series record, Cincinnati is above .500 at 22-21-6. In the NL Central, the Reds are currently 3rd.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to Hunter Greene for their next start. The right-hander has a 4-6 record over 20 appearances this season, with an ERA of 4.24 and a K/9 of 12.38. His FIP stands at 4.01 and he has an OBP of .308.
Hunter Greene was unable to secure a win in his most recent start, pitching seven innings and allowing one run. Despite the quality start, the Reds fell to the Twins 5-3.
For the season, the Reds’ offense is averaging 4.7 runs per game. Over their last ten games they have swung the bats well, sitting 9th in the league in scoring, with a total of 45 runs. Overall, Cincinnati’s team batting average is .247, putting them 14th in the MLB.
The Reds’ offense has been bolstered by Spencer Steer’s performance this season. He is currently batting .270 with 83 RBIs and 22 home runs.
WILL THE CLEVELAND GUARDIANS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
157 games into the season, the Guardians have a record of 74-83, putting them 2nd in the AL Central. This mark includes an overall series 20-25-4. At home, they are 41-38 compared to 33-45 on the road.
The Guardians will turn to Lucas Giolito, who has an 8-14 record in 31 appearances this season. His ERA is 4.60 with a K/9 of 9.97, and he has a FIP of 5.02 to accompany his .300 OBP.
Lucas Giolito’s most recent outing ended after 5 1/3 innings, resulting in a 6-2 loss to the Royals. The right-hander allowed seven hits and three earned runs.
So far this season, the Guardians’ has gone deep 118 times, placing them 25th in the league. Over Cleveland’s previous five games, they are 14th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.1 runs per game putting them 27th in the league. The Guardians’ overall team batting average stands at .249 along with an OBP of .313.
José Ramírez has been a major offensive contributor for the Guardians this season. His .281 batting average and 80 runs batted in are both impressive, and he has also hit 24 home runs.