Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 8/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (59-61) at Cincinnati Reds (51-68)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
R De La Rosa (10-5) (4.40) vs. D Holmberg (1-2) (5.95)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +111 / Arizona Diamondbacks -121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Friday at Great American Ballpark in game two of their MLB series.
The Cincinnati Reds had the lead early on Thursday but let it get away as they lost to the D-Backs. Eugenio Suarez had three hits, Jason Bourgeois had two hits, and Joey Votto had a hit as the Reds scored four runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher John Lamb allowed nine hits and three runs while striking out eight over 5.1 innings to not get a decision as Burke Badenhop blew the save and took the loss. For Friday’s game the Reds start David Holmberg who has allowed 18 hits and 13 earned runs whiles striking out 12 over 19.2 innings for a 1-2 record and a 5.95 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to play hard as they beat the Reds on Thursday. A.J. Pollock had four hits, Chris Owings had three hits, and Yasmany Tomas had two hits as the Diamondbacks scored five runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out two over 2.0 innings to not factor in the decision as David Hernandez got the win and Brad Ziegler earned his 22nd save. For Friday’s game the Diamondbacks start Rubby De La Rosa who has allowed 150 hits and 73 earned runs while striking out 119 over 149.1 innings for a 10-5 record and a 4.40 ERA.
Cincinnati is 9-25 against the NL West, 1-5 in game two of a series, and 0-5 in their last five home games. Arizona is 3-5 in their last eight road games, 11-4 against a team with a losing record, and 5-1 in De la Rosa’s last six starts.
With the total set at 8.0 my free pick is going to be the over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.