Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Guardians - 5/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Guardians - 5/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians (16-17) vs Cincinnati Reds (9-26)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Zach Plesac (1-3) (4.68) vs Connor Overton (1-0) (1.59)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -192 / Cincinnati Reds +140 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. 

The Reds come into this game with a 9-26 record overall, but they did win three of their four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Sunday the Pirates actually didn’t give up a hit, but they still lost. Over the last two games, the Reds only scored one goal total, and the offense has been inconsistent for most of the season. They are also giving up 5.87 runs per game which is last in the MLB. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Guardians who sit with a 16-17 record overall, and they lost two of three over the weekend against the Minnesota Twins. Over the last two games, the Guardians have scored only four runs total.  Jose Ramirez has been the top player for Cleveland hitting eight home runs and driving in 33RBIs. The offense is going to need to be good in this game. 

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On the mound for the Reds is Connor Overton who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 1.59. In his last start against the Pirates, he went 6.1 innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

On the other mound for the Guardians is Zach Plesac who sits with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 4.68. In his last start against the White Sox, he went 6.1 innings giving up five hits and four earned runs. 

Cleveland is 4-1 in their last five home games. The Reds are 0-5 in their last five interleague games. The over is 4-0-1 in Plesac’s last five Tuesday starts. The over is 4-0-1 in the Reds last five games on Tuesday. The over is 4-0 in Cleveland’s last four games following an off-day. 

Overton was strong in the last game, and the Guardians are going to struggle to score, much like they did the last couple of games against the Twins. Plesac is coming off a game where he gave up four runs, and the Reds are going to find offensive success in this game. Back the Reds on the money line.

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Shane’s Pick Reds ML +140

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