The New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB action atGreat American Ball Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
New York Yankees Betting Preview
The New York Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Yankees have won 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Anthony Rizzo leads the Yankees with 49 hits and 23 RBI, while Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 79 hits and 39 RBI. Clarke Schmidt gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Schmidt’s first career game against the Reds.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 11 games. The Reds have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jonathan India leads the Reds with 46 hits and 18 RBI, while Tyler Stephenson and Spencer Steer have combined for 76 hits and 32 RBI. Ben Lively gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. This will be Lively’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 3-13 in their last 16 Friday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Reds are 4-10 in their last 14 games following an off day and 2-7 in their last 9 Friday games. The over is 10-1 in Yankees last 11 overall. The over is 4-1 in Reds last 5 Friday games. The Yankees are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The New York Yankees are going to be favored for obvious reasons, as they're the better team and have picked things up lately offensively. However, I'm not thrilled to lay big juice with Clarke Schmidt, especially on the road. Ben Lively has been better despite the limited innings, and the Reds have been hot offensively this week. I'll take a stab with the big plus money.