Diamondbacks vs. Reds - 8/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (54-72) at Arizona Diamondbacks (53-75)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
B Finnegan (8-9) (4.32) vs. Braden Shipley (2-3) (5.45)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -110 / Cincinnati Reds +100 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Reds have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 130 hits, Brandon Phillips has 50 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 19 home runs. Brandon Finnegan gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Finnegan’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing nine of their last 14 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.17 and have lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 162 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 78 RBI and Jake Lamb has 25 home runs. Braden Shipley takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.45 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Shipley’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day and 4-1 in Finnegans last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-7 in their last 8 Friday games and 11-26 in their last 37 vs. National League Central. The Reds are 17-7 in the last 24 meetings in Arizona and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.
I've been fading the Diamondbacks for quite some time and it continues to pay off. Also, the Reds continue to crush the ball in the second half and were able to rest Thursday. Have to like Cincy here, even if it's more of a fade from Arizona.