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Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies 8/22/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: 8/22/2022
Latest Odds: PHI -240 ; Total 8.5

Citizens Bank Park will play host to a Monday night MLB clash between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Reds (48-71) are 13 games below .500 on the road and have their sights set on the future. On Sunday, Cincinnati DH Jake Fraley homered and scored four times during a 9-5 road triumph against Cincinnati. You can find all of your MLB picks and see what we think of each game.

Thirty year old right-hander Luis Cessa (3-1 5.50 ERA) will make his second start of the season for the Reds. Cessa, who has pitched primarily out of the bullpen, owns a subpar 1.46 WHIP through 37 plus frames.

The Philadelphia Phillies have dropped six of their last ten games and hold a 1.5 game lead over Milwaukee in the race for the final NL Wild Card spot. On Sunday, Philadelphia was unable to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning of a 10-9 home loss versus New York. 3B Alec Bohm homered twice and drove in six runs in a losing effort for the Phillies (66-55).

The Phillies will turn to hard-throwing righty Noah Syndergaard (7-8 3.95 ERA) in the series opener. Philadelphia has won all three of Syndergaard’s starts and he has allowed nine runs in 18 innings.

Betting Trends

  • Reds are 24-51 in their last 75 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Phillies are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
  • Over is 4-0 in Reds last 4 road games.
  • Over is 4-0 in Phillies last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Reds are 17-36 in the last 53 meetings in Philadelphia.
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Cincinnati SP Hunter Greene (shoulder) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. Through 119 games, Cincinnati ranks 23rd in OPS and 22nd in runs scored. For the season, Philadelphia ranks 9th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies win 6-5.

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