Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks 5/15/24

Arizona Diamondbacks (20-22) vs Cincinnati Reds (17-24)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)

Brandon Pfaadt (1-3) (4.60) vs Andrew Abbott (2-4) (3.35)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -145 / Cincinnati Reds +122 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action from Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Andrew Abbott will get the start for the Reds here and is 2-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Abbott’s first career start against Arizona. The Arizona Diamondbacks will start Brandon Pfaadt here and Pfaadt is 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. In his career, Pfaadt is 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 11 strikeouts against the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds Recap

The Cincinnati Reds come into this one fresh off of a 6-2 win over Arizona on Tuesday, snapping a three-game losing streak and giving the Reds a chance to pick up a series win for the first time in a while after series losses to the Giants, Diamondbacks and Orioles in the last week and a half.

Reds Slumping At The Dish

Elly De La Cruz leads the Reds with 39 hits, 9 home runs and 21 RBIs with 26 stolen bases along with a .260 batting average as well. Spencer Steer has a team-high 29 RBIs with 10 doubles and 11 stolen bases while Will Benson also has 10 doubles with 8 stolen bases but leads the Reds with 60 strikeouts so far this season.

Why the Cincinnati Reds will win

  • The Diamondbacks have lost four of their last five games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The underdogs have won three of the last four games between the Reds and Diamondbacks.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Reds' last seven games.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The Diamondbacks have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last six games as favorites.

Arizona Diamondbacks Recap

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this one looking to bounce back after their disappointing showing against the Reds on Tuesday. The loss put Arizona in jeopardy of losing back-to-back series after a series loss to the Orioles this past weekend.

Diamondbacks Having Consistency Issues Of Their Own

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 49 hits in addition to a .290 batting average and 12 doubles with 9 home runs and 24 RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also has 5 home runs and 24 RBIs as well this season. Corbin Carroll has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Eugenio Suarez has a team-high 46 strikeouts this season. Christian Walker also has 7 home runs with a team-high 27 RBIs of his own this season.

Why the Arizona Diamondbacks will win

  • The Diamondbacks have won each of their last 10 games against NL Central opponents following a home loss.
  • The Reds have lost each of their last 10 day games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Reds have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 10 day games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Diamondbacks have covered the run line in each of their last six day games against National League opponents following a home loss.
  • The Diamondbacks have won the first inning in each of their last three day games against NL Central opponents.
  • The Diamondbacks have led after 3 innings in each of their last eight games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.

Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

I’m leaning towards the Diamondbacks here. I just don’t trust the Reds right now if I’m being completely honest, and the Diamondbacks, while they’ve had issues of their own and have a questionable bullpen at times, I think they’re the team playing better baseball right now and are certainly a better team than what they’ve shown in recent weeks. So is Cincinnati in all fairness, but the Diamondbacks being at home should be able to get it done here. Give me the Arizona Diamondbacks in this one.

Chris’s Pick Arizona -145

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