Diamondbacks vs. Reds Saturday Pick
The Arizona Diamondbacks were shut out Friday night in Cincinnati. Will they rebound Saturday evening or will the host Reds pull off another upset at 6:40 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:40 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 -155 favorite. As of this writing, 67% 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' Ray strikes out eight in no-decision vs. Giants
Robbie Ray pitched decently in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday, racking up eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of two-run baseball. The southpaw allowed a parade of baserunners -- seven hits and four walks -- in his 5 1/3 innings, but was able to bear down and make big pitches when he needed to the most. The damage against him came on run-scoring singles from Evan Longoria in the third inning and Nick Hundley in the sixth. He's still striking out plenty of batters, but Ray will carry a disappointing 4.92 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Reds' Harvey allows five runs in loss to Nationals
Matt Harvey surrendered five runs in four-plus innings and was charged with a loss to the Nationals on Saturday. He gave up single runs in each of the first five innings. Anthony Rendon had a pair of RBI-doubles off him, and Matt Adams led off the fifth inning with a solo homer to knock Harvey out of the game. He managed just one strikeout in the ballgame, while walking two and allowing nine base hits. It's been a rough season for Harvey, who wasn't able to recoup enough trade value for the Reds to unload him at the deadline as they had hoped. He could still pass through waivers and get dealt this month. He is now 5-7 with a 5.37 ERA in 19 starts and four relief appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 19-8 in their last 27 road games.
The Reds are 8-20 in their last 28 home games versus a left-handed starter.
The Diamondbacks have not been profitable with Ray on the hill, losing all five of his last five starts. They're also just 1-4 in Ray's last five starts when Arizona suffered a loss in its previous game. Meanwhile, the Reds are 4-0 in their last four home games and 5-0 in their last five home games when facing a team with a winning road record.
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +135