Diamondbacks vs. Reds Sunday Pick

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds, 8/12/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped two straight to the Reds in Cincinnati. Will they salvage at least one game in the series by beating the Reds on Sunday and avoiding being swept?

Game Snapshot & Odds

953 Arizona Diamondbacks (-115) at 954 Cincinnati Reds (+105); 9 runs

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1:10 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 -115 favorite. As of this writing, 70% 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’ Godley strikes out seven in no-decision vs. Phils

Zack Godley struck out seven batters over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Monday. Godley allowed two runs on five hits. He issued one walk and also hit two batters. He and opposing starter Jake Arrieta were masterful in the early frames, locking horns in a throwback pitcher's duel in Chase Field. The duo allowed just four hits combined over six scoreless innings to begin the contest. The Phillies finally broke the stalemate against Godley in the seventh inning when Odubel Herrera lined an RBI triple to center field and Jorge Alfaro followed with an RBI sacrifice fly. The 28-year-old righty has struck out at least seven batters in six of his last seven starts dating back to July 6. He's 12-6 with a 4.35 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 137/60 K/BB ratio in 23 starts.

Reds’ Castillo allows two runs in loss to Nationals

Luis Castillo yielded two runs in 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Nationals. This still isn't the Castillo of 2017, but the sophomore has allowed three runs or fewer in six straight starts. He has a 3.996 ERA (no, we're not rounding) and 89 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings since the beginning of May. He'll get the Diamondbacks next time out.

MLB Betting Trends

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games coming off a loss.

Cincinnati

The Reds are a perfect 5-0 in their last five home games.

Prediction:

The Diamondbacks have won eight of Godley’s last 11 starts and are 23-8 in his last 31 outings when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous contest. The Reds, meanwhile, are 2-6 in their last eight games during Game 3 of a series, are 1-6 in their last seven games against a right-handed starter, and are winless in their last four games when their opponent allows five runs or more in its previous contest.

 

The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -115

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