Padres vs. Reds - 8/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (49-59) at San Diego Padres (52-59)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
D Holmberg (1-0) (3.27) vs. I Kennedy (6-10) (4.49)
The Line: San Diego Padres -144 / Cincinnati Reds +134 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSSD
The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres play game one Sunday night.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Reds have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Reds have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 115 hits and 51 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 108 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last nine road games. David Holmberg gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Holmberg’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Padres have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 109 hits and 60 RBI while Justin Upton and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 101 RBI. The San Diego Padres have split their last six home games. Ian Kennedy takes the hill, and he’s 6-10 with a 4.49 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 4-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 18-50 in their last 68 games as a road underdog and 29-62 in their last 91 road games. The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 4-1 in Kennedys last 5 home starts. The Reds are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
If the Padres are going to get back in the playoff hunt late, it's going to start now. Kennedy is due for a solid performance, and it's not like the Reds are lighting the world on fire, either. Give me the home team.