Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1:10 PM (Great American Ball Park )

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +142 / Cincinnati Reds -154 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds meet Monday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 143 hits and 57 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 271 hits and 124 RBI. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 6.95 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 130 hits and 87 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Joey Votto have combined for 246 hits and 91 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 4.05 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

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The Phillies are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League Central, 6-13 in their last 19 Monday games and 5-2 in Smylys last 7 starts. The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in DeSclafanis last 7 home starts. The Phillies are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in Cincinnati and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-2-1 in DeSclafanis last 10 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Phillies last 5 vs. National League Central.

Smyly has allowed 32 hits and 20 earned runs in his last 25 innings, and he has a 6.27 ERA and .278 allowed batting average on the road. DeSclafani has allowed 30 hits and 15 runs in his last 32.1 innings, and he has a 3.55 ERA and .252 allowed batting average at home. Smyly has been awful all season long and I'm really not trying to get behind him. However, I'm also not trying to lay juice with a Cincinnati Reds team that's hit or miss and a lot of times lose gams they're supposed to win. I'll take a shot with the Phillies and the plus money, a team that is still fighting for a potential playoff spot.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Phillies +142

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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