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Padres vs. Reds - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (40-61) at San Diego Padres (44-58)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)

A DeSclafani (6-0) (3.09) vs. C Friedrich (4-6) (5.01)

The Line: San Diego Padres +114 / Cincinnati Reds -124 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSOH/FSSD

The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres play game two of their series Saturday night.

The Cincinnati Reds look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 98 hits, Brandon Phillips has 37 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he’s 6-0 with a 3.09 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be DeSclafani’s second career game against the Padres.

Padres vs. Reds - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Padres have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 107 hits, Wil Myers has 63 RBI and Derek Norris has 12 home runs. Christian Friedrich takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 5.00 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Friedrich is 2-1 with a 4.71 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 7-20 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in DeSclafanis last 4 starts. The Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Friedrichs last 5 starts. The Reds are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.

Still not sure what's gotten into the Reds lately, but their offense is on fire right now and they've been consistently winning since the All Star break. The Padres have thrown in the towel on this season after their trade with the Marlins. Also, DeSclafani has been solid all year. Give me the Reds to keep things going.

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Cincinnati Reds -124

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