The Diamondbacks and the Reds Game 1 of a 3-game sires at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday night starting at 7:10 pm EST. The Diamondbacks have a small division lead over the Dodgers in the N.L. West as they continues to stay in first place while the Cincinnati Reds are at the bottom in N.L. Central. The Reds have lost a 3-game road set versus the Mets in their last outing, on 8-8-2018 by losing the finale game by an 8-0 score New York cashed in on the money line as big favorites (-210) while the over total runs were set at 7 for the game. Jacob DeGrom (6-7) finally got a win in game as he pitched 6 innings and only allowing 4 hits with 10 K’s along with a ERA of 1.77 for in the game as Robert Stevenson (0-1) got his first start only lasted 4 innings and surrendered 3 runs with 3 hits with 4 K’s with an ERA of 6.75. The NY Mets with 8 hits in the game with Brandon Nimmo and Austin Jackson each of them going 3-5 with 3 RBI’s each and Amed Rosario went 1-4 with an RBI. Jose Peraza and Scooter Gennett each went 1-4 in the loss for the Reds, their 7th in 9 games.
- 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
- 0-6 in their last 6 games against a right-handed starter.
- 0-5 in DeSclafani’s last 5 starts following a Quality Start in his previous outing.
- 4-0 in Buchholz’ last 4 starts.
- 10-1 in their last 11 road games against a team with a losing record.
- 8-3 in their last 11 games in Cincinnati.
The trusty projection model sees the surging Reds beating the Diamondbacks in about 60 percent of simulations for their Friday game, offering outstanding value on another home underdog. The Reds have won five straight home games against right-handed starters and four straight against winning opponents.
Prediction: CINCINNATI +110