Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 9/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

2019-09-03 15:40:00 EDT

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds will match up on the MLB diamond Tuesday.

In the opener of this set on Monday, the Phillies banged out a 7-1 victory.

For the Tuesday game, the Phillies will send out Vince Velasquez in the start. Across his 96.1 innings and 6-7 record so far, Velasquez has a 4.86 ERA with 103 Ks and 35 BBs.

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Philly logged six hits in the Monday victory. Only Rhys Hoskins had more than one knock, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two homers.
Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Alex Wood in the start Tuesday. Over his 35.2 innings and 1-3 record so far, Wood has a 5.80 ERA with 30 Ks and nine walks.

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Cincinnati had seven hits in the Monday loss, but couldn’t translate much to the scoreboard. Senzel, Aquino and Iglesias each had two knocks.

The Phillies are 10-2 in their last 12 Tuesday games and 6-16 in Velasquez’s last 22 road starts. Philly is 1-6 in Velasquez’s last seven Tuesday starts and 1-4 in his last five with five days’ rest.

Meanwhile, the Reds are 0-5 in Wood’s last five starts and 0-5 in his last five on grass. The under is 17-7 in Cincinnati’s last 24 Tuesday games and 3-0-1 in Wood’s last four starts with four days’ rest.

Velasquez had a rough outing in Miami but did bounce back in his last start with two earned on five hits in 5.0 innings. He’s 2-0 over his last three starts.

As for Wood, he’s coming off a quality start his last time up but prior to that had three straight losses. I probably like Velasquez a little better right now, so I’m going Phillies.

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