Diamondbacks vs. Reds - 8/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (54-73) at Arizona Diamondbacks (54-75)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
A DeSclafani (7-2) (3.27) vs. Zack Godley (4-2) (5.53)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / Cincinnati Reds -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense continues to produce, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 130 hits, Brandon Phillips has 50 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 19 home runs. Anthony DeSclafani gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks also looks for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.15 and have lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 162 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 78 RBI and Jake Lamb has 25 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 5.53 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Godley is 2-0 with a 5.79 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in DeSclafanis last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 10-4 in Godleys last 14 starts. The Reds are 17-7 in the last 24 meetings in Arizona.
Even though we lost on the Diamondbacks Friday night, we're still up fading this team every chance we get. After all, how many times has Arizona blown the lead in the ninth inning this week? It's downright awful. I'm going to keep fading Arizona.