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MLB Betting Line Favors the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds

The Philadelphia Phillies will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to Citizens Bank Park.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Luis Castillo to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies is Nick Pivetta, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 2.79 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Philadelphia Phillies as -108 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.8-1.8 win for the Reds on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies bring a 5-5 record to the battle against the 2-8 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 28 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 5-rated offense, averaging 5.4 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 29 at 6.1 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 7.5 hits per game so far, less than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (7.5 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati suffered a 6-1 loss against Philadelphia on Tuesday, as H Bailey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Thursday, April 12th
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, Friday, April 13th