Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

Cincinnati Reds (16-18) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (15-20)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Graham Ashcraft (3-1) (3.63) vs Jordan Montgomery (1-2) (5.06)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +102 / Arizona Diamondbacks -112 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds meet Wednesday in MLB action from Great American Ball Park. Here’s an Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Arizona Diamondbacks recent form and player performance

• The Cincinnati Reds recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Arizona Diamondbacks

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cincinnati Reds

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Diamondbacks and Reds

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Diamondbacks vs Reds game

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks played the San Diego Padres in their last series. Arizona lost the first two games by a combined score of 20-2, but rallied to take an 11-4 win in the finale and stave off the sweep. On Tuesday versus the Reds, the Diamondbacks scored four in the seventh inning on the way to a 6-2 win. Starting pitcher Zac Gallen went 6.0 clean frames with one hit, three walks and six Ks.

In the starting pitcher role on Wednesday the Diamondbacks will send out Jordan Montgomery. This year Montgomery is 1-2 with a 5.63 ERA in three starts. He’s got eight Ks in 16.0 innings. Montgomery is 39-36 with a 3.72 career ERA in 144 games (143 starts).

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

Over on the Reds’ side, they didn’t play very well versus the Baltimore Orioles last weekend, losing in a three-game sweep 3-0, 2-1 and 11-1. On Tuesday the Reds had just three hits in the defeat. Frankie Montas went 6.0 frames in the start with one earned on four hits and one walk.

In the starter role for the Wednesday matchup the Reds are sending out Graham Ashcraft. This year across his six starts Ashcraft is 3-1 with a 3.63 ERA and 30 Ks in 34.2 innings. Ashcroft is 15-16 with a 4.67 ERA in 51 career starts.

Diamondbacks vs Reds Injury Notes

Diamondbacks CF Alek Thomas is headed back to Phoenix to be reevaluated after experiencing discomfort in his injured hamstring during a rehab assignment.

Reds RP Ian Gibaut (forearm) was moved to the 60-day Injured List on Tuesday.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five home appearances against NL opponents.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Tyler Stephenson has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Graham Ashcraft has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last four home appearances against NL opponents.
  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances at Great American Ball Park against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven Wednesday appearances against teams that held a losing record.

Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one Single in 11 of his last 12 road appearances against NL opponents.
  • Jordan Montgomery has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances with his team as a road favorite.
  • Pavin Smith has hit a home run in four of his last five road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last 16 night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jordan Montgomery has recorded a win in three of his last four road appearances.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Diamondbacks' last four games as favorites against the Reds.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded a Double in three of the Diamondbacks' last four games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one total base in each of the Diamondbacks' last 16 night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Corbin Carroll has scored at least one run in each of the Diamondbacks' last seven games against the Reds.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 30th in the league for hits this season (233).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.207).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 28th in the league for strikeouts this season (277).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 4th in the league for doubles this season (66).

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Reds in this one. Ashcroft had a rough start versus the Angels on April 20, giving up five earned in 5.0 innings (still a victory, though). Since then Ashcraft has been much better with just one earned in 12.1 innings. As for Montgomery, he coughed up six earned in 3.0 innings versus the Dodgers in his last appearance, but had just four earned in 13.0 innings prior to that.

On Tuesday the Reds really only had one bad inning on the mound (mostly from Justin Wilson on 0.1 innings and four earned). The offense was pretty rough on three team hits, though. Cincinnati needs to get the bats going Wednesday.

Andrew’s Pick Cincinnati Reds +102

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