Diamondbacks vs. Reds Friday Pick
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of 10 overall and will look to add to their win column on Friday night when they take on the struggling Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m. ET. Is Arizona good play as the favorite?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ball Park
TV: ARI (FSAZ); CIN (FSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Diamondbacks as a -125 favorite. As of this writing, 73% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Reds on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Diamondbacks' Buchholz solid over six innings in win vs. Giants
Clay Buchholz struck out eight hitters over six two-run innings in a victory over the Giants on Saturday. Buchholz came out blazing, striking out five hitters in the first two innings. The veteran right-hander has been a very pleasant surprise for the Diamondbacks in 2018, and outside of a pair of iffy outings, he’s been a reliable part of the Arizona rotation. Raise your hand if you thought Buchholz would have a 2.68 ERA over 57 innings with a 51/14 K/BB ratio when the season started. You’re lying. The Reds are next for Buchholz on Friday.
Reds' DeSclafani pitches well in win over Nationals
Anthony DeSclafani pitched well as the Reds defeated the Nationals in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing just one run over seven strong innings. The right-hander scattered six hits and a walk while striking out two on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day came when Juan Soto scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman in the second inning. DeSclafani has been inconsistent this season, which isn't unusual in his first season back from a major surgery, but he has shown flashes of the upside that has always been there. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.98 ERA and 1.31 WHIP when he takes on the Diamondbacks at home on Friday
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have won 19 of their last 26 games on the road and are 9-3 in their last 12 games following an off day.
The Reds have lost four of their last five games overall but are 4-1 in their last five home games.
The Diamondbacks have won eight of their last 11 games against the Reds in Cincinnati. They're also 4-0 in Buchholz's last four starts, are 6-0 in his last six outings when their opponent allowed five runs or more in its previous game, and are 4-1 in their last five road games facing a right-handed starter. The Reds, meanwhile, are winless in their last six games versus a right-handed starter and have dropped all five of DeSclafani's last five outings when he's coming off a quality start in his last appearance.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -125