Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies - 8/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (68-55) vs Cincinnati Reds (48-73)
Game Info: Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Aaron Nola (8-10) (3.25) vs Justin Dunn (1-1) (6.07)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -357 / Cincinnati Reds +240 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies have won three games in a row and each of the last two games have gone over the total.
The Phillies will sit with a 69-55 record overall and on Wednesday they scored seven runs on the way to the run victory. The Phillies have leaned on the offense all season and they are averaging 4.65 runs per game. On Wednesday, Rhys Hoskins had another big game finishing with two hits and three RBIs. Kyle Schwarber has hit 34 home runs and driven in 27 RBIs so far this year.
On the other side of this matchup is the Reds who sit with a 48-74 record overall and over the last two games the pitching has given up 14 runs total. The last win for the Reds came on Sunday and the offense scored nine runs in that game. The Reds are averaging 5.19 runs per game which is 28th in the league. Even that win on Sunday the offense still gave up five runs. In this game, the offense is going to need to be better.
On the mound for the Reds is Justin Dunn who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 6.08. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went five innings giving up three hits and one run.
On the mound for the Phillies will be Aaron Nola who sits with an 8-10 record and an ERA of 3.25. In his last start against the New York Mets he went five innings giving up eight hits and five runs.
The Phillies are 8-1 in their last nine games on Thursday. The over is 6-1 in the Reds last seven road games. The over is 12-3-1 in Nola’s last 16 home starts.
The trends point towards the over, and that is what will hit in this game. Nola is coming off a start where he gave up five runs, and Dunn sits with an ERA of 6.08. Look for both offenses to run up the score, and the over is going to cash here with ease.
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