|MLB Diamondbacks vs. Reds Picks & Predictions for August 21, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:30|
Diamondbacks vs. Reds Free Pick
CINCINNATI, OH (ATS Consultants) – The wild card race in the National League will be impacted one way or another tonight when the Reds host the Diamondbacks at 7:10PM ET. Will Arizona pick up a huge road victory?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Reds are -152 money line favorites over the Diamondbacks, who are +140 on the ML. The over/under total is currently sitting at 8.5 with Brandon McCarthy (2-7, 4.84) set to face Mike Leake (10-5, 3.01) in the pitching matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Reds are -152 money line favorites after opening at -170, while the Diamondbacks’ odds have fallen from +156 down to +140. Arizona is 65-59 overall and 29-33 on the road this year, while Cincinnati is 71-55 overall and 38-22 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% of the betting public currently favors Cincinnati. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Arizona. According to latest MLB trends, Arizona is 6-2 last 8 as a dog and 7-3 last 10 Wednesday games.
The Diamondbacks took the game on Tuesday as Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam in the eighth inning and Patrick Corbin threw a complete game. The Diamondbacks started the their nine-game road trip by taking two of three from Pittsburgh. They are still five games behind the Reds in the wild card race. Goldschmidt is 7 for 18 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his last four games. He's also hitting .421 with three home runs against the Reds this season. Arizona sends Brandon McCarthy (2-7, 4.84 ERA) to the mound. He has allowed eight runs over his last two starts sine returning from the disabled list. He's never faced Cincinnati while Mike Leake (10-5, 3.01 ERA) has been inconsistent as of late. He allowed four runs in five innings against Milwaukee in his last start. He's on a four-start winless streak and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his last four starts. In his career against Arizona, Leake is 1-0 with a 6.12 ERA.
2013 MLB FREE PICK: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS +140