Padres vs. Reds Prediction
A pair of 58-win teams meet up on Monday night when the Cincinnati Reds play host to the San Diego Padres tonight at 7:10PM ET.
903 San Diego Padres vs. 904 Cincinnati Reds
Monday, August 19, 2019
7:10PM ET – Great American Ball Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Reds are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -170 to win. The Padres are listed with a money line of +150 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 64 percent going on the Reds at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Padres win in Philly
San Diego is coming off a series win in Philadelphia this weekend and the Padres have won three of their last four games coming into today. San Diego is 58-65 on the season, 29-32 on the road and 59-56 with the over. Eric Lauer is getting the start tonight. He is 6-8 on the season with a 4.55 ERA.
The Padres are in the bottom half of the league in both hitting and pitching this season. San Diego is averaging 4.53 runs per game while batting .247. On the mound, San Diego has a 4.58 team ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. The team suffered a big blow in the last week with both Fernando Tatis Jr. and Ian Kinsler being put on the shelf for the year with injuries. Hunter Renfroe has 31 home runs and 61 RBI this year to lead San Diego while Manny Machado has 26 home runs and 70 RBI.
Reds split with Cardinals
Cincinnati is coming off a four-game series split at home with the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. The Reds are now 58-65 on the season, 35-30 at home and 70-48 with the under. Cincinnati has Trevor Bauer getting the start tonight. He is 1-1 on the year with a 7.31 ERA.
The Reds have a pretty good pitching staff, as they post a 4.21 team ERA with a 1.30 team WHIP. At the plate, Cincy is averaging 4.56 runs per game while batting .250 as a team. Eugenio Suarez is leading the team with 18 doubles, 34 home runs and 77 RBI. Jose Iglesias is adding 18 doubles, eight homers and 47 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 series openers and 3-10 in their last 13 games following a win.
The Reds are 6-1 in their last seven games against a losing team and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss.
Bauer has had some rocky starts since joining the Reds, but his one solid start came at home. Lauer has been pretty consistent this year, not pitching great but not getting lit up in most starts either. The biggest struggles for him is coming on the road, where he has a 6.20 ERA. I think Bauer will settle in at home again today while Lauer will continue with his road struggles.
MLB Prediction: Cincinnati Reds -170