Phillies vs. Reds - 6/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (22-28) at Philadelphia Phillies (20-33)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
A DeSclafani (3-4) (3.41) vs. A Harang (4-5) (2.02)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -109 / Cincinnati Reds -101 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, CSN-PHI, MLB Net
The Philadelphia Phillies look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds Thursday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Reds have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 55 hits and 28 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 54 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost nine straight road games. Anthony DeSclafani gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 1-1 with a 7.94 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Phillies have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 53 hits and 15 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 48 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven of their last 10 home games. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.02 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Harang is 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in DeSclafanis last 7 starts. The Phillies are 7-18 in their last 25 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Harangs last 5 starts. The Reds are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Philadelphia.
I like the under in this spot considering both teams have issues scoring runs all season. I expect another low scoring game, and this wager seems a little easier than trying to guess which team is going to show up and get the victory.