At 4:05 PM ET, the Cincinnati Reds are taking on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. This NL matchup features a pitching duel between Frankie Montas for the Reds and Zack Wheeler for the Phillies.

As of now, the Phillies are favored to win this one with a money line of -187 compared to the Reds’ +156. The over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, with the over paying out at -116 compared to the under at -106.


The Pick: Cincinnati Reds Moneyline +156

This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 4:05 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.


  • We have the Reds winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Reds to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

The Phillies took down the Reds by a score of 9-4 in the previous game of this series. Philadelphia was the favorite coming in at -142. Spencer Turnbull got the win for the Phillies, while Ricardo Pinto picked up the save. Graham Ashcraft took the loss for Cincinnati.

Despite the win for the Phillies, they actually had fewer hits than the Reds, who finished with eight. However, Bryce Harper carried the Phillies’ offense, hitting three home runs and driving in six. Brandon Marsh also had a three-hit game and went deep one time.

Graham Ashcraft had a quality start for the Reds, going six innings and giving up just two earned runs. As for Turnbull, he didn’t give up a run in his five innings of work. Ashcraft got some early run support, as the Reds led 2-1 going into the 7th inning, but the Phillies put up five runs in the 7th to take control of the game.

Reds Records & Stats

Frankie Montas will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds as they face the Philadelphia Phillies on the road. Montas is coming off a strong start in his season debut, as he tossed six scoreless innings and picked up the win against the Nationals. He allowed just four hits and didn’t issue a walk in that outing.

Our model is high on Christian Encarnacion-Strand’s chances to have a big game at the plate for the Reds. He is not only our top projected Reds player in terms of total hits, but his hits projection is 15th best in the league today. Encarnacion-Strand also has the best odds on the team to hit a home run, with his home run projection ranking 9th in the league. Jonathan India is also expected to have a solid game, as his total hits projection is 2nd on the team and 23rd in the league today.

Phillies Records & Stats

Zack Wheeler will be making his second start of the season, and he will be looking to build off a solid outing in his first start. In that game, Wheeler went six innings and allowed zero earned runs on five hits. He did not factor into the decision, but he will be looking to pick up his first win of the season against the Cincinnati Reds.

Our player projections for the Phillies today have Trea Turner as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with his projection being the 20th best in the league. Kyle Schwarber has the top odds to hit a home run for the Phillies, with his home run projection being the 6th best in the league today. Bryce Harper has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run on the team and the 8th best in the league today.