Reds vs. Astros Prediction
Will tonight's game in Houston between the Reds and Astros be a low-scoring affair at 8:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Astros are a whopping -265 money line favorite over the Reds, who have odds of +225 to pull off the big upset tonight in Houston. With John Lamb set to face Lance McCullers in the pitching matchup, the over/under is currently sitting at 9 runs.
CINCINNATI: The Reds are just 27-55 in their last 82 games overall, are 13-27 in their last 40 games versus a right-handed starter, and are 16-37 in their last 53 road games. They've also lost nine of Lamb's last 11 starts, are 1-5 in his last six starts with four days of rest in between, and are 2-5 in his last seven road starts.
HOUSTON: The Astros are 7-1 in their last eight home games, are 6-1 in their last seven interleague home games, and are 4-0 in their last four interleague games versus a left-handed starter. That said, they're just 1-6 in McCullers' last seven starts following a team loss in their previous game and are 1-5 in his lat six outings after allowing two runs or less in their previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: Take the under, which is 5-0 in the Reds' last five interleague games, is 5-0 in their last five games against American League West teams, and 4-0 in their last four interleague games versus a right-handed starter. The under is also 8-0 in the Astros' last eight games overall, 4-1 in their lat five games following a win, and is 4-0 in the Astros' last four games versus a left-handed starter.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: REDS/ASTROS UNDER 9