At 6:40 PM ET in Philadelphia, the Phillies will host the Reds in an NL matchup. The Phillies are the favorite, with a money line of -168 compared to the Reds at +139. The over/under line is set at 8.5 runs.

Andrew Abbott will be on the mound for the Reds, while Cristopher Sánchez will be pitching for the Phillies. If you can’t make it to the ballpark, you can catch the game on BSOH.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES VS CINCINNATI REDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline -168

This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 6:40 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE REDS VS PHILLIES:

  • We have the Phillies winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Reds to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Reds Records & Stats

The Reds are coming off a 6-5 win over the Nationals in their last game. Cincinnati was the home team and closed as -176 favorites. The Reds scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk it off.

Will Benson and Christian Encarnacion-Strand both homered for the Reds. Nick Martinez got the start, going five innings and giving up three earned runs. Lucas Sims picked up the win in relief.

On the mound for the Reds is left-hander Andrew Abbott, who is coming off a season in which he made 21 starts and went 8-6. Last year, Abbott’s ERA was 3.87, and he finished the season with nine quality starts. For the season, Abbott allowed a total of 16 home runs, and his FIP was 4.20. In terms of strikeouts, Abbott averaged 9.88 per nine innings, while his walks per nine innings came in at 3.62.

For the Reds, we like Christian Encarnacion-Strand to have a good game at the plate. He has the highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 5th best in the league today. Jonathan India is also a player to watch, as he has the 2nd highest home run projection on the team and the 15th best in the league today. Jeimer Candelario has the 15th best home run projection in the league today.

Phillies Records & Stats

Philadelphia won the series opener against Atlanta, 5-4. The Phillies were underdogs in this one, but they got to Braves starter Chris Sale early, scoring a run in the first inning. Sale would go 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs. The Braves had a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, but the Phillies scored three runs in the frame to take the lead for good.

Ranger Suárez got the start for the Phillies, going five innings and giving up three earned runs. Matt Strahm got the win in relief, and José Alvarado picked up the save. Kyle Schwarber hit a home run for the Phillies, while Alec Bohm drove in two runs. Ozzie Albies drove in three runs for Atlanta.

Left-hander Cristopher Sánchez will be on the mound for the Phillies in their home game against the Reds. Last season, he made 18 starts and finished with a record of 3-5. His ERA for the season was 3.44, and he had a WHIP of 1.05. Sánchez allowed a total of 16 home runs and had seven quality starts. His FIP for the season was 3.99, and he averaged 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Our model is projecting Kyle Schwarber to have the best chance to hit a home run for the Phillies today, as his home run projection is 6th best in the league. Bryce Harper is 10th in the league in terms of home run projections. Trea Turner has the best overall hits projection on the team, and his home run projection is 11th in the league. Alec Bohm is 16th in the league in terms of home run projections.