Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:10 PM (Chase Field )
Arizona Diamondbacks -120 / Cincinatti Reds +100 O/U: 9
TV: FSAZ, FSOH
The Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks will match up on the MLB circuit Saturday.
In the Friday opener of this set, the Reds scored two in the third and two more in the fifth for a 4-3 victory.
For Saturday’s matchup, the Reds will send out Anthony DeSclafani in the start. Across his 148.2 innings and 9-8 mark so far, DeSclafani has a 4.06 ERA with 150 Ks and 47 BBs.
Over on the Diamondbacks’ side, they’re going with Merrill Kelly on Saturday. Over 163.1 innings and a 10-14 mark so far, Kelly has a 4.68 ERA with 137 Ks and 50 BBs.
The Reds are 0-4 in their last four in game two of a series and 0-4 in their last four Saturday games. Cincinnati is 1-5 in DeSclafani’s last six road starts and 4-1 in his last five in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series and 4-9 in Kelly’s last 13 starts. Arizona is 1-5 in Kelly’s last six starts in game two of a series and 1-5 in his last six with four days’ rest.
DeSclafani has three quality starts in his last four outings, and he’s given up two or fewer earned in four of his last five tries. He’s 2-1 during that time.
As for Kelly, he’s sitting on consecutive quality starts with 13.0 innings and three combined earned runs in that pair. I expect this to be a good pitching matchup but I’m going to go with the Reds to come away with one.