Reds vs. Athletics Prediction

Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics 5/8/19, Prediction & Odds

After being no-hit last night by Mike Fiers and the Oakland Athletics, the Cincinnati Reds will look for more success tonight as the series resumes. Can Cincinnati find its bats and bounce back with a win?

Game Snapshot

979 Cincinnati Reds at 980 Oakland Athletics

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Oakland Coliseum at 10:07PM ET

TV: MLB Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the moneyline is set at a pick'em as the Reds and the Athletics are both listed at -105. The over-under sits at 8 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Cincinnati. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Reds unable to record hit 

Cincinnati lost by a count of 2-0 Tuesday night at Oakland as it was no-hit by Fiers. The Reds had a few balls where it looked as though they might register their first hit, but instead they turned into nice defensive plays by the Athletics. Eugenio Suarez and Derek Dietrich both went 0-for-3, but each reached base via a walk. Tyler Mahle was the tough-luck losing pitcher as he allowed one earned run on three hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over six innings of work. Sonny Gray will start tonight against his former team as he comes in with an 0-4 record, 3.89 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 38 strikeouts over 34 2/3 innings.   

Fiers tosses second career no-hitter

Fiers threw his second career no-hitter and the 300th no-hitter in MLB history Tuesday night as he went unblemished at home against Cincinnati aside from a pair of walks and a defensive error. He struck out six and threw 131 pitches over his nine innings. Jurickson Profar led the Athletics' offense as he went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs. Stephen Piscotty finished 1-for-3 and scored a run. Brett Anderson will take the hill tonight for Oakland as he enters with a 4-2 record, 3.89 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 22 strikeouts over 37 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Cincinnati

The Reds are 27-59 in their last 86 interleague games. Cincinnati is 14-38 in its last 52 road games.

Oakland

The Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall. Oakland is 4-1 in the last five Anderson home starts.

Prediction:

The Athletics are a candidate for a bit of a hangover after tonight's thrilling no-hitter that ended after 11PM PST due to a lighting delay at the start of the game. Gray is pitching well for the Reds, but getting no luck whatsoever. Meanwhile, Anderson is hittable and has a high WHIP. This is a good turnaround spot for the Reds against an A's team that's struggled the last couple weeks.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS -105

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