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Moneyline Favors Boston Red Sox in MLB Battle with Cincinnati Reds

MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston Red Sox vs Cincinnati Reds battle on Friday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Rick Porcello gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on Friday; he's 10-17 on the season. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Sal Romano, who will be looking to improve on his 5-6 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cincinnati Reds in this matchup found them as 137 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.9 win for the Reds. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 66-87 record to the battle against the 88-64 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Boston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 4-rated Boston Red Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.73 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 4 at 4.05 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.58 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.07 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 4.73 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Sale chucked 8 shutout innings at the Orioles in their last game, striking out 13 in a 9-0 win against Baltimore in baseball action at Camden Yards.

The Reds endured a 8-5 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Thursday, with H Bailey throwing 4 innings of 7-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 23rd