San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds - 4/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds at San Diego Padres
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:10 PM (Petco Park)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +120 / San Diego Padres -141 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV: FSOH, FSSD
The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Reds have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds are 1-9 this season when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 13 hits and six RBI while Joey Votto and Jesse Winker have combined for 22 hits and 11 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.30 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Roark is 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The San Diego Padres are 4-7 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads the Padres with 20 hits and nine RBI while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manuel Margot have combined for 35 hits and 19 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Paddack’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 8-17 in their last 25 during game 1 of a series, 16-37 in their last 53 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 Thursday games. The Padres are 10-1 in their last 11 games following an off day, 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Reds are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego and the over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Padres last 10 home games. The under is 35-16-1 in Reds last 52 overall.
Roark has been solid in all three games he's pitched this season, but the Reds still find ways to lose no matter who is on the mound and the offense just hasn't gotten it going yet. Paddack has just three career games under his belt, but he's allowed just six hits and two earned runs while striking out 16 in 14 innings. One of the top pitching prospects in the Padres organization, Paddack has lived up to the hype so far. The Cincinnati Reds have no lost 14 of their last 18 games as an underdog. I have to side with the Padres at home and the reasonable price.