San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/30/14
Cincinnati Reds (41-38) at San Diego Padres (34-47)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Mat Latos (R) (1-0) (2.892) vs. Jesse Hahn (R) (3-1) (2.382)
The Line: San Diego Padres +109 / Cincinnati Reds -119 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, FSN-SD
The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres begin a three-game series on Monday at Petco Park.
The Reds have won eight of their last nine games and are five games above a .500 record. The Reds pitching staff has the 10th best ERA at 3.56 and have allowed three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. The Reds have won 11 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Todd Frazier has 13 hits in his last 10 games and Devin Mesoraco has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Mat Latos takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA and has 11 strikeouts in 18.2 innings. Latos is 0-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two career starts against the Padres.
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The Padres have lost five of their last eight games and are eight games below .500. As it’s been the case all year, the Padres have had issues scoring, as they’ve scored three or less runs in six of their last eight games. There still isn’t a Padres batter who has 25 RBI in this season, but Yasmani Grandal does have five hits in his last eight games. Pitching wise, the Padres have the seventh best ERA at 3.36. Jesse Hahn gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.38 ERA and has 27 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. This is Hahn’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 4-1 in Latos' last 5 starts vs. National League West and 41-20 in Latos' last 61 starts. The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 home games.
Neither team is great at putting runs on the board and the under has hit in the last five games between these two teams. Give me the under.