Mike Leake, Alejandro Sanabia take mound in Marlins vs Reds tilt
Cincinnati Reds vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Miami Marlins host Cincinnati on Wednesday, looking to build on their 11-28 mark against the 23-16 Reds in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.
Miami hands the ball to starter Alejandro Sanabia in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-5 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Mike Leake, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.
The visitors were 170 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Marlins and the National League No. 7-rated Reds in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Miami owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.4 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
The Reds were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Homer Bailey - will prevail again after their 6-2 victory against Miami at Marlins Park.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Reds at Marlins trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Miami's last 21 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Miami is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati at Miami, Thursday, May 16