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Moneyline favors Phillies in battle with Reds

Cincinnati RedsPhiladelphia Phillies
May 17, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Philadelphia on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Cliff Lee will take the mound for Philadelphia, and he'll carry a 4-2 record into the contest. Tony Cingrani gets the ball for Cincinnati; he's 2-0 so far this season.

View Cincinnati vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-121 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Phillies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -160 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Miami 5-3 in extra innings at Marlins Park.

Philadelphia was a 10-4 loser in its last match at home against the Indians. They lost as -160 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors. The Phillies endured a 10-4 loss at the hands of the Indians on Wednesday, with Cole Hamels throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Phillies trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, Saturday, May 18