Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 5/9/24

Cincinnati Reds (16-20) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (17-20)

Game Info: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Hunter Greene (1-2) (3.12) vs Slade Cecconi (1-2) (4.96)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -125 / Arizona Diamondbacks +105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, May 9th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Diamondbacks recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Reds recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Arizona 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cincinnati
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Arizona and Cincinnati
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Arizona and Cincinnati

Diamondbacks are Looking for the Sweep 

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 17-20 this season and they have won three games in a row. Arizona has won the first two games in this series by scores of 4-3 and 6-2. Prior to this series, the Diamondbacks lost two out of three against the Padres, two out of three against the Dodgers, and two out of three against the Mariners. Arizona has not played their best so far this season, but they have won three in a row and are currently third in the NL West. 

The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.31 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 185 runs with a .248 batting average and a .323 on base percentage. Ketel Marte is batting .301 with seven home runs and 18 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks this season. Arizona has been wildly inconsistent at the plate, but they have scored 21 runs in their last three games and they are sixth in runs scored. 

Reds Need to Snap Losing Streak

The Cincinnati Reds are 16-20 this year and they have lost seven games in a row. Cincinnati has dropped the first two games in this series and they have been out scored 10-5. Prior to this series, the Reds were swept by the Orioles in three games, lost two out of three against San Diego, and lost two out of three against Texas. Cincinnati hasn’t won back to back games since April 24th and they are tied for third in the NL Central behind the Brewers and Cubs. 

The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 157 runs with a .209 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Elly De La Cruz is batting .254 with eight home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Reds this season. Cincinnati has scored three runs or fewer in six straight games and they are 17th in runs scored this year. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Arizona is Slade Cecconi, who is 1-2 with a 4.96 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP over 16.1 innings pitched this season. Cecconi has allowed nine earned runs and 10 hits over 14.1 innings in three starts this year. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 40.1 innings pitched this season. Greene has allowed 0 earned runs in his last two starts over 12.2 innings against the Orioles and Rangers. 

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 

Cincinnati limps into this matchup on a seven game losing streak and they are looking for anything to get them back on the right track. The Reds are just 9-12 at home this year and they have scored seven runs in their last five games. Arizona has also struggled this season, but they have won three games in a row and have a very dangerous lineup. I think this pitching matchup favors Cincinnati, as Cecconi was roughed up in his last start. My Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction is for the Reds to get the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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