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Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Philadelphia pays a visit to Cincinnati on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds will turn to Mike Leake and his 7-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send Roy Halladay (8-7) to the hill.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Phillies listed as underdogs of -103 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Reds and the league No. 7-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 11 lineup of the Phillies at 4.2 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
The Phillies were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Phillies at Reds trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Cincinnati is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Philadelphia home to Colorado, Friday, September 7
Cincinnati home to Houston, Friday, September 7