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Cincinnati Reds Starter Anthony DeSclafani Out to Silence Minnesota Twins Bats in MLB Contest

The Minnesota Twins pay a visit to Cincinnati on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball betting action at Great American Ball Park.

It's a pitching duel between Anthony DeSclafani for the Cincinnati Reds (5-5 on the year) and Phil Hughes for Minnesota Twins (6-6 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Minnesota Twins listed as underdogs of 104 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-3.4 win for the Reds. A 4.9-3.4 result in favor of the Reds is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

35-40 Cincinnati battles the Twins, currently with a 40-36 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Twins sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cincinnati Reds No. 20-ranked scoring average of 3.99 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.17 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 8.49 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.29 per nine innings).

Cincinnati owns the No. 17 defense, allowing 3.99 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's No. 16-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins endured a 11-7 loss at the hands of the Reds on Monday, with M Pelfrey throwing 2 innings of 9-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 1st