Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (32-43) at Cincinnati Reds (28-46)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
D Pomeranz (6-7) (3.00) vs. B Finnegan (3-5) (3.81)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -117 / San Diego Padres +107 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds continue their series at Great American Ball Park Saturday.
I think the only realistic goal the San Diego Padres have is reaching .500 and the team has been heading in that direction with wins in five of six after a 13-4 victory at Cincinnati Friday. Padres starter Collin Rea improved to 4-3 with four runs scored (one earned) on three hits and four BB over five frames. SD racked up 15 hits and walked four times with Wil Myers going deep and driving in five while Melvin Upton Jr. went yard twice and knocked in four. Adam Rosales went solo and scored three times as every starter reached base. Left hander Drew Pomeranz looks to regain his early season form when he faces the Reds for the first time since 2012. Pomeranz comes off of a 6-3 win versus the Nationals with all three runs scored on solo homers over six innings.
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The Cincinnati Reds are a team that we never know when they will play well which makes them dangerous. The Reds have been in a funk the past week or so and have dropped six of nine following their series opening defeat to visiting San Diego. Cinci starter Cody Reed fell to 0-1 with five runs plated through five innings while three relievers combined to allow eight runs. Cincinnati was held to four hits and six bases on balls with Jay Bruce leading the way with a pair of RBI’s while Zack Cozart drove in a run and scored. Brandon Finnegan toes the rubber against the Padres for the first time in his career. Finnegan struggled last time out in a 6-0 loss at Houston with four runs given up on five hits and three BB in five frames.
The over is 7-1 in San Diego’s last 8 overall and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Padres are 4-11 in their last 15 road games. Cincinnati are 5-11 in their last 16 home games and are 29-59 in their last 88 overall while going 29-59 in their last 88 games on grass. San Diego are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. After watching San Diego Friday I’ll go with them Saturday…