Cleveland Guardians vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 6/12/24

Cincinnati Reds (32-35) vs Cleveland Guardians (43-22)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Nick Lodolo (6-2) (2.92) vs Tanner Bibee (4-1) (3.73)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -115 / Cleveland Guardians -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Cleveland Guardians vs Cincinnati Reds prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, June 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

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

Guardians Going for Four in a Row

The Cleveland Guardians are 43-22 this season and they have won three games in a row. Cleveland won the first game in this series by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday night. Prior to this series, the Guardians won two out of three against the Marlins, split two games with the Royals, and won two out of three against the Nationals. Cleveland is 6-3 in their last nine games and they are first in the AL Central. 

The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.42 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a .229 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 330 runs with a .240 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Jose Ramirez is batting .271 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. Cleveland has scored at least five runs in eight of their last 13 games. 

Reds are Trying to Stay Hot 

The Cincinnati Reds are 32-35 this year and they have won seven of their last nine games. Cincinnati dropped game one in this series on Tuesday and they allowed five runs in the loss. Prior to this series, the Reds won three out of four against the Cubs, swept the Rockies, and won two out of three against the Cubs. Cincinnati is 12-5 in their last 17 games and they are tied with the Cubs and Cardinals for third in the NL Central. 

The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 3.90 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 291 runs with a .227 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Elly De La Cruz is batting .232 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI’s for the Reds this season. Cincinnati has scored at least five runs in six of their last eleven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Tanner Bibee, who is 4-1 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 70.0 innings pitched this season. Bibee has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Nick Lodolo, who is 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 52.1 innings pitched this year. Lodolo has allowed a total of four earned runs in his last three starts, but did allow eight earned runs in the two starts before that. 

Why the Cincinnati Reds will win

The Reds have won each of their last four night games after playing the previous day.The Guardians have lost six of their last eight road games against National League opponents following a win.The Reds have covered the run line in four of their last five night games against AL Central opponents following a home loss.The Guardians have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five Wednesday night games against National League opponents.

Total Runs Facts

Eight of the Reds' last nine home games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.Four of the Guardians' last five games against NL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Guardians' last four games as road underdogs against NL Central opponents.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Reds' last three home games.

Cleveland Guardians vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

Cleveland just continues to win and they are leading the AL Central by five games over the Royals. The Guardians have been very good this season and they are 22-14 on the road. Cincinnati has played very well over the last few weeks, but they started the season playing very poorly, so they are still a ways out in the NL Central. Both starting pitchers have been very good in their last few starts, but I think Lodolo’s ability to limit base runners will be the difference. My Cleveland Guardians vs Cincinnati Reds prediction is for the Reds to win. 

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

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