Padres vs. Reds - 7/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (41-62) at San Diego Padres (45-59)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
H Bailey (0-0) (0.00) vs. P Clemens (1-1) (4.82)
The Line: San Diego Padres +110 / Cincinnati Reds -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Reds look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Reds have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense continues to crush, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 98 hits, Brandon Phillips has 37 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Homer Bailey gets the nod, and he was 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA and three strikeouts in 2015. Bailey is 5-0 with a 3.61 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 106 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 35 RBI and Derek Norris has 12 home runs. Paul Clemens takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Clemens’ first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 14-37 in their last 51 Sunday games. The Padres are 20-42 in their last 62 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass. The Reds are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.
I have zero confidence in Clemens, however, Bailey is taking the mound for the first time this season and is fresh off Tommy John surgery. So, I'm going to side with the home team and plus money.