Reds vs. Athletics Prediction

Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics 5/9/19, Prediction & Odds

The host Oakland Athletics won in walk-off fashion last night in the 13th inning over the Cincinnati Reds. Can Oakland complete the series sweep this afternoon as the favorites in a quick turnaround?

Game Snapshot

919 Cincinnati Reds at 920 Oakland Athletics

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Oakland Coliseum at 3:37PM ET

TV: MLB Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are a -143 favorite on the moneyline. The Reds are a +133 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Cincinnati. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Reds outlasted in 13 innings

Cincinnati lost by a count of 5-4 in 13 innings Wednesday night at Oakland as the hosts hit a walk-off home run to end it. The Reds scored all four of their runs in the second inning to grab a 4-2 advantage, but were then shut out the rest of the way en route to the loss. Jose Peraza helped lead the way as he finished 2-for-4 with two walks, a run and an RBI. Nick Senzel ended the night 2-for-6 with an RBI. Kyle Farmer went 1-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI. Robert Stephenson took the loss as he allowed a solo home run to the only batter he faced in the 13th inning. Tanner Roark will start tonight for Cincinnati as he comes in with a 2-1 record, 3.82 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 35 1/3 innings of work.

Piscotty hits walk-off homer

Oakland picked up a 5-4 victory Wednesday night at home versus Cincinnati as Stephen Piscotty hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 13th inning. Piscotty ended the night 2-for-6 with the home run and two RBIs. Jurickson Profar ended the night 1-for-6 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Ramon Laureano went 3-for-4 with a walk. Liam Hendriks picked up the win as he threw one perfect inning of relief with a strikeout. Chris Bassitt will start today for the Athletics as he enters with a 1-0 record, 2.12 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 22 strikeouts over 17 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Cincinnati

The Reds are 4-1 in the last five Roark starts. Cincinnati is 14-39 in the last 53 road games.

Oakland

The Athletics are 3-8 in their last 11 games. Oakland is 5-2 in the last seven Bassitt starts.

Prediction:

The Athletics have righted the ship with a no-hitter and a walk-off home run in their last two games, while Cincinnati cannot seem to break out of its rough stretch. But I like betting against teams coming off an emotional win, so while that didn't pay off last night I'm going right back to the well here and placing my money on the Reds. Roark has a good track record, while Bassitt should start coming back down to earth after a fantastic first two starts of the season. Look for the Reds to salvage a game today.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS +133

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