Reds vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Reds vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 29, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cincinnati Reds (11-15) will put their four-game win streak to the test when they visit the Oakland Athletics (5-22) Saturday at 4:07 PM ET on NBCS-CA. Bookmakers consider the Reds -152 favorites to extend their streak, while the Athletics are +130 underdogs looking for the upset.

Hunter Greene gets the starting nod for Cincinnati while Kyle Muller is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Reds vs. Athletics Odds

  • Reds odds to win: -152
  • Athletics odds to win: +130
  • Spread: Reds -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Reds vs. Athletics?

Reds and Athletics Betting Trends

The Reds have won four of the six games they were the moneyline favorite this season (66.7%).

Cincinnati has never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -152 or shorter.

This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 27 times and won five, or 18.5%, of those games.

Oakland is 5-18 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +130 or more on the moneyline.

In the 26 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Reds, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 14 times (14-12-0).

Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 18 of 27 chances this season.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds rank 17th in runs scored with 118, 4.5 per game.

Cincinnati has hit the fourth-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (17).

The Reds’ .244 batting average ranks 17th in MLB.

Cincinnati strikes out 9.3 times per game, the No. 19 mark in baseball.

The Reds pitching staff is sixth in MLB with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Cincinnati has a 5.10 team ERA that ranks 25th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 22nd-most runs in the league this season with 106 (3.9 per game).

Oakland ranks 13th in Major League Baseball with 31 home runs.

The Athletics’ .226 batting average ranks 25th in the league this season.

Oakland ranks 21st in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of nine Ks per contest.

The Athletics have a 7.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.

Oakland has pitched to an 8.05 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Reds Key Players to Watch

Greene (0-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Reds, his sixth of the season.

Jonathan India has been key for Cincinnati with 27 hits, an OBP of .400 plus a slugging percentage of .404.

Jake Fraley leads Cincinnati in home runs (two) and runs batted in (14) this season while batting .230.

TJ Friedl leads Cincinnati in homers with two while also batting a team-best .303 this season.

Spencer Steer’s two home runs are most among Cincinnati batters. He’s driven in nine runs this season while slugging .386.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will hand the ball to Muller (0-2) for his sixth start of the season.

Brent Rooker paces the Athletics with eight home runs and 20 runs batted in.

Shea Langeliers is batting .233 with two doubles, a triple, six home runs and six walks.

Esteury Ruiz paces the Athletics with a .255 batting average.

Ryan Noda has four doubles, three home runs and 17 walks while hitting .262.

Reds and Athletics Injuries

Reds: Wil Myers: 10 Day IL (Undisclosed), Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Adrian Martinez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Reds vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Reds 7, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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