Diamondbacks at Reds - 7/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (40-55) at Cincinnati Reds (36-59)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
A Bradley (3-5) (4.37) vs. D Straily (4-6) (4.07)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -113 / Arizona Diamondbacks +103 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series early Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The Diamondbacks allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 15 of their last 16 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.78 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 117 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 62 RBI and Jake Lamb has 21 home runs. Archie Bradley gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.37 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Bradley’s first career game against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Reds have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has been red hot recently, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 89 hits, Brandon Phillips has 34 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Dan Straily takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.07 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. This will be Straily’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 7-20 in their last 27 vs. National League Central and 0-4 in their last 4 games following an off day. The Reds are 17-43 in their last 60 vs. National League West and 6-2 in Strailys last 8 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.
The Diamondbacks continue to be unbackable with the way their pitching staff gets rocked time and time again. The Reds are playing OK ball the last couple of weeks and should be able to take this game at home given how Arizona allows four or more runs pretty much nightly.