Reds vs Padres Prediction - MLB PIcks 5/2/23

San Diego Padres (14-14) vs Cincinnati Reds (12-15)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

Michael Wacha (2-1) (6.75) vs Graham Ashcraft (2-0) (2.10)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -200 / Cincinnati Reds +155 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Peto Park. In the first game of this series it was the Padres that were able to secure the 8-3 victory. 

Reds Betting Preview

The Reds sit with a 12-17 record overall and on Monday the offense again was an issue. Stuart Fairchild was the top player for the Reds finishing with one hit and two RBIs. The Reds are averaging 4.64 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.96 runs per game. Jake Fraley has hit two home runs and driven in 16 RBIs. On the mound for the Reds will be Graham Ashcraft who sits with 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.10. In his last start against the Rangers he went six innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

Padres Betting Preview

The Padres come into this game with a 16-14 record overall and on Monday they used strong offense for success. Kim Ha-Seong has been the top player for the Padres finishing with two hits, two runs and three RBIs. The Padres are averaging 4.17 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.62 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the pitching is ranked 18th. On the mound for the Padres will be Michael Wacha who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 6.75. In his last start against the Cubs he went five innings giving up four hits and three runs. 

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Reds vs Padres Trends

Padres are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass. Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 overall. Reds are 0-5 in Ashcrafts last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. Reds are 0-4 in Ashcrafts last 4 road starts.

Shane’s Free Pick

Wacha sits with an ERA of 6.75 and the Reds are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. The Reds will send Ashcraft to the mound and he sits with an ERA of 2.10. The Padres are going to really struggle to get anything going against the Reds and that will be the difference. Back the Reds. 

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