It’s a National League matchup tonight at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, as the Phillies host the Reds. First pitch is set for 6:40 PM ET, and you can catch the action on TBS. The Phillies are slight favorites in this one, with a money line of -143 compared to the Reds’ +119.

Spencer Turnbull will be on the mound for the Phillies, while Graham Ashcraft gets the start for the Reds. The over/under line for the game is set at 9 runs.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES VS CINCINNATI REDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline -143

This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 6:40 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

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

The Reds and Phillies needed extra innings to decide the previous game of this series, with the Reds coming out on top by a score of 6-3. Heading into the game, the Reds were the underdog at +121.

Neither starter factored into the decision, as Andrew Abbott went 5 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs for the Reds, while Cristopher Sanchez also gave up two earned runs in five innings of work for the Phillies. Alexis Diaz got the win for Cincinnati, while Connor Brogdon took the loss.

Spencer Steer was the only player in the game to have a multi-hit game, going 2/5 with a home run and four RBIs. The Reds didn’t take the lead until the 10th inning when they scored four runs, while the Phillies had just one hit after the sixth inning.

Reds Records & Stats

Graham Ashcraft is coming off a season in which he made 26 starts for the Reds, finishing with a record of 7-9. His ERA for the season was 4.76, and he allowed a batting average of .260. Ashcraft’s WHIP for the season was 1.37, and he finished the year with 15 quality starts. On the season, he allowed a total of 23 home runs, while his FIP was 5.06. For the season, Ashcraft averaged 6.86 strikeouts per nine innings, and his walks per nine innings average was 3.21.

Based on our projections, we like Christian Encarnacion-Strand to have a good game at the plate for the Reds. He has our highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 4th best in today’s slate of games. We also have Jonathan India with the 2nd best home run projection on the team and his total hits projection is 23rd best in the league today. Jeimer Candelario is 13th in terms of total home run projections today.

Phillies Records & Stats

Spencer Turnbull will be taking the mound for the Phillies in their matchup against the Reds. Last season, Turnbull made seven starts and finished with a record of 1-4. His ERA for the season was 7.26, and he finished with a WHIP of 1.68. Turnbull’s batting average allowed was .282, and his on-base percentage allowed was .369. He finished the season with zero quality starts and gave up a total of five home runs. Turnbull’s strikeouts per nine innings for the season was 6.97, and his walks per nine innings was 4.35.

For the Phillies, we have Trea Turner as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits. His home run projection is 3rd on the team and 10th in the league today. Kyle Schwarber has the best odds to hit a home run for the Phillies, as his home run projection is 6th in the league. Bryce Harper is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits and home run projection.