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Bronson Arroyo out to silence Phillies bats in MLB contest

Philadelphia PhilliesCincinnati Reds
April 15, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds Odds


The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Philadelphia on Monday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Reds will turn to Bronson Arroyo and his 1-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send Cliff Lee (2-0) to the hill.

View Philadelphia vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cincinnati was a +108 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Reds and the National League No. 5-rated Phillies in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Marlins on April 14. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Miami on Sunday at Marlins Park behind starter Roy Halladay.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 10-7 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +150 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-7 to Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phillies at Reds trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 16