Guardians vs. Reds Prediction
Noah Syndergaard will oppose Andrew Abbott in Wednesday evening’s pitching matchup at the Great American Ballpark, where the Reds will host the Guardians at 6:40 p.m. ET. With the Reds listed as sizable home favorites and the total sitting at 9.5 runs, what’s the best bet tonight in Cincinnati?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
917 Cleveland Guardians (+136) at 918 Cincinnati Reds (-162); o/u 9.5
6:40 p.m. ET, Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
Guardians vs. Reds Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting Page shows that 66% of bets are on the Reds’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Cleveland Guardians DFS SPIN
Myles Straw went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two stolen bases as the Guardians defeated the Reds on Tuesday. With the two thefts on Tuesday, Straw is now up to 15 stolen bases on the season. However, his .237/.303/.301 slash line makes him fantasy relevant in only AL-only leagues or extremely deep redraft leagues.
Cincinnati Reds DFS SPIN
Graham Ashcraft surrendered three earned runs across seven innings against the Guardians Tuesday night but was saddled with his eighth loss of the season. It wasn’t an easy night, as he scattered seven hits while striking out two batters. Cleveland got the party started in the first inning after Ashcraft allowed back-to-back hits to start off the game, both of which would come around to score on a single off Kole Calhoun’s bat. Both teams were held scoreless until the seventh when Steven Kwan roped a single into right field, which allowed Myles Straw to scamper home. Ashcraft will take a 4.89 ERA on the road as he and Reds face the Angels on Monday.
Guardians vs. Reds MLB Betting Trends
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 11 games
Guardians vs. Reds MLB BETTING PREDICTION
Syndergaard has made three starts since he was acquired by the Guardians at the deadline and he’s 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA across 17 innings. That said, his 6.62 FIP and 6.36 xFIP paint a bad picture about his future performance. Abbott, meanwhile, is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA but his FIP is actually lower at 3.09. His strikeout rate (10.05 K/9) is excellent and while his walk rate is high (3.45 BB/9), he’s doing a great job of keeping the ball in the yard and on the ground. Even though the Reds’ offense has struggled, so has the Guardians, who don’t have the edge in the pitching matchup. Give me Cincinnati.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS -162