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Phillies vs Reds Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 22, 2022Last updated: Aug 22, 2022

The Phillies (66-54) will host the Reds (47-71) in Philadelphia on Monday, August 22 at Citizens Bank Park. Each of the rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. ET!

Coming into their next game, the Phillies have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Wednesday, the score was 1-0 in favor of the Reds. The Phillies had four runs to the Reds nine runs. We’ll see what plays out when it all goes down at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies vs Reds Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Phillies have better chances of taking this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -240 odds for victory, while Cincinnati are +198. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 8.5.

In their previous game on Sunday, the Phillies outplayed the Mets to the tune of 9-10. So far this season, the team is currently batting .249 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Alec Bohm, who has a batting average of .280. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 3.78 and a .988 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Reds were defeated by the Pirates on Sunday by a 5-9 margin. Led by their top hitter, James Farmer, who has a batting average of .275, the team is currently batting .242 on the season. In terms of defense, the team holds an ERA of 5.01 and a .985 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our odds analysis and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Phillies are without Hans Crouse (Biceps), Zachary Eflin (Knee), James McArthur (Elbow), Brandon Marsh (Ankle), Seranthony Domínguez (Triceps), Bryce Harper (Thumb), Damon Jones (Shoulder) and Corey Knebel (Lat). Then, the Reds are missing Antonio Santillan (Back), Lucas Sims (Back), Christian Greene (Shoulder), Reinaldo Almora Jr. (Shoulder), Connor Overton (Back), Robert Dugger (Shoulder), Jeffrey Hoffman (Forearm), Aramis Garcia (Finger), Tyler Stephenson (Clavicle), Justin Wilson (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez (Forearm), Daniel Duarte (Elbow), Joseph Votto (Rotator Cuff) and Tejay Antone (Elbow).

Moneyline Pick: Phillies (-240) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite in the betting market. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the Reds got the W 1-0.

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Phillies vs Reds Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Philadelphia (-240), Cincinnati (+198) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Philadelphia -1.5 (-110), Cincinnati 1.5 (-110) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8.5 Runs (-106), Over 8.5 Runs (-114) at FanDuel

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Phillies vs Reds Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Phillies 0.6%, Reds 0.15%
  • Win % as underdog: Phillies 0.29%, Reds 0.51%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Philadelphia 4-6, Cincinnati 4-6

Runline Pick: Phillies -1.5 Runs (-110) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Phillies will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8.5 Total Runs (-106) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Phillies are averaging 2.5 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Reds have recorded 2.5 runs per game during the same period of time.

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