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San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds - 4/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Reds at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Friday April 19, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +115 / San Diego Padres -135 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSOH, FSSD
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The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Cincinnati Reds look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cincinnati Reds have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 13 hits and seven RBI while Joey Votto and Matt Kemp have combined for 23 hits and eight RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.43 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Padres have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres are 4-8 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. Matt Strahm gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Strahm’s second career game against the Reds.

The Reds are 15-36 in their last 51 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games and 0-7 in DeSclafani's last 7 starts. The Padres are 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games, 6-20 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Strahm's last 5 starts. 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 6-1-1 in Strahm's last 8 starts overall. The under is 36-16-1 in Reds last 53 overall.

DeSclafani has allowed 12 hits and 10 runs in his last 8.1 innings and has been on the losing side in each of his last seven games. Strahm has had his hiccups earlier in the season, but he's coming off a five inning shutout against the Arizona Diamondbacks and thrived at home last season in a limited role where he had an ERA of 2.48 and an allowed batting average of .163. The San Diego Padres should be able to snap this losing streak against a pitcher who hasn't produced a victory since September 7.

Pick:
San Diego Padres -135

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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