Padres vs. Reds Prediction
Two last-place teams in the San Diego Padres and host Cincinnati Reds will clash for a series beginning tonight. Will favored Cincinnati take care of business in the opener?
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Great American Ballpark at 6:40PM ET
TV: FS-O (CIN)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Reds are a -155 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +145 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Cincinnati. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Padres shut out in Arizona
San Diego lost 6-0 Tuesday in its series finale at the Diamondbacks, dropping its third game out of its last four. The Padres were held to three hits, led by Austin Hedges as he went 1-for-3 with a double. Franmil Reyes also went 1-for-3, while Luis Urias finished 1-for-4. Joey Lucchesi took the loss as he gave up two earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk over five innings.
Reds lose third straight
Cincinnati was swept in a three-game series at Pittsburgh, losing Wednesday's finale by a count of 3-2. Jose Peraza helped lead the way as he was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. Joey Votto was 2-for-4 with a walk. Scott Schebler finished 2-for-4, while Mason Williams went 2-for-2 plus a walk. Dilson Herrera contributed a pinch-hit RBI double. Homer Bailey dropped to 1-14 on the season as he allowed three earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and a walk over five innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 22-8-1 in the last 31 Padres games on Thursdays. San Diego is 21-48 in its last 69 games.
The Reds are 3-11 in their last 14 games overall. Cincinnati is 6-1 in its last seven games versus the NL West.
Both of these teams have been in struggle mode all season, but the Reds are at least 32-37 in home games while the Padres are only 28-41 on the road. Castillo has been a major disappointment this season, but if there is a lineup he could have success against it is San Diego's. While it's tempting to go with the Padres here, I think the safest play is fading Lauer and the underdogs.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS -155