Arizona Diamondbacks (8-10) at Cincinnati Reds (9-8)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Taylor Widener (1-0) (1.59) vs. Jeff Hoffman (2-1) (2.93)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -140 / Arizona Diamondbacks +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds meet Thursday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks are 7-4 this season when scoring four or more runs. Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 16 hits and 11 RBI while Tim Locastro and David Peralta have combined for 27 hits and 11 RBI. Taylor Widener gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Widener’s second career game against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Reds have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Reds are 2-4 this season when scoring three or less runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 18 hits and 10 RBI while Jesse Winker and Joey Votto have combined for 33 hits and 16 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Hoffman is 1-4 with a 9.29 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games and 3-13 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series. The Reds are 11-4 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series and 14-6 in their last 20 home games. The under is 8-3 in Diamondbacks last 11 road games. The over is 5-1 in Reds last 6 home games. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are having a solid week, the offense has caught fire and their comeback victory last night should give them great confidence on this quick turnaround. The Cincinnati Reds batting lineup has cooled off lately and Hoffman is allowing a .291 batting average with six homers allowed in 54 at bats against current Arizona hitters. We're getting good value with the Diamondbacks and the plus money.