Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds - 8/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (45-69) vs Philadelphia Phillies (64-51)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Nick Lodolo (3-4) (4.72) vs Ranger Suarez (8-5) (3.52)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +125 / Philadelphia Phillies -172 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday in an MLB game at The Great American Ballpark. The Phillies have won the first two games played between the two teams. 

The Reds come into this game with a 45-70 record overall and they have lost seven of their last eight games. On Tuesday it was the pitching that was a big issue giving up 11 runs and that led to the defeat. The Reds pitching all season has been an issue giving up 5.2 runs per game which is 28th in the league. Catcher Tyler Stephenson has hit six home runs and driven in 35 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Phillies who sit with a 65-51 record overall and they look like they could be heating up at the right time. On Tuesday Rhys Hoskins had quite the game with three hits, two runs, and five RBIs. The Phillies offense has been strong all season averaging 4.61 runs per game. Kyle Schwarber is having a big season hitting 34 home runs and driving in 69 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Phillies is Ranger Suarez and he sits with an 8-5 record and an ERA of 3.52. In his last start against the New York Mets, he went seven innings giving up three hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Reds is Nick Lodolo who sits with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 4.72. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs, he went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

The Reds are 1-7 in their last eight games overall. The Reds are 0-6 in their last six games against the National League East. The under is 7-1 in the Phillies last eight games overall. The under is 8-1-1 in the Phillies last 10 during Game 3 of a series.

The Phillies have had little issue in this series, and it’s going to be the case again in this game. Lodolo in his last start gave up four runs and he is going to be lit up in this game. Suarez gave up one run in his last start and the Reds bats are going to be ice cold here. Back the Phillies on the run line.

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