Astros at Reds 6/17/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Houston Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Jun. 17, 2019
Latest Odds : CIN -120 Total 8.5
An interleague series will get underway on Monday night, when the Houston Astros visit the Great American Ball Park to square off against the Cincinnati Reds. On Sunday, Houston RP Cionel Perez was roughed up for seven runs in three innings during a 12-0 home loss versus Toronto. Josh Reddick had two hits for the Astros, who are 24 games above .500 overall.
Thirty-two year old lefty Wade Miley (6-3 3.14 ERA) will head to the hill for the Astros in this contest. In his last start, Miley allowed six hits and struck out five across six scoreless frames during a 4-0 home victory versus Baltimore.
The Cincinnati Reds have lost six of their last nine games and are trying to hang on in the NL Central Division race. On Sunday, Cincinnati OF Jesse Winkler homered and drove in a career high five runs during an 11-3 home victory versus Texas. Yasiel Puig added his 13th long ball for the Reds, who are 7.5 games out of first place.
Twenty-six year old righty Luis Castillo (6-1 2.20 ERA) appears to be a lock to become an All-Star for the Reds. Castillo ranks seventh in the National League with 96 strikeouts and his ERA is good for second best.
Recent Betting Trends:
Astros are 61-27 in their last 88 road games.
Reds are 0-7 in their last 7 interleague home games.
Over is 4-1 in Astros last 5 road games.
Under is 15-4 in Castillos last 19 starts overall.
Under is 5-0 in Reds last 5 interleague home games.
Free Betting Pick: Cincinnati Reds
Houston SS Carlos Correa suffered a fractured rib and is expected to return by the end of the month. Through 72 games, Houston ranks 2nd in OPS and 7th in runs scored. For the season, Cincinnati ranks 24th in OPS and 25th in runs scored. Back Castillo and the Reds in the series opener. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Reds win 5-3.