Reds vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 30, 2023

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Reds vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 30, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Oakland Athletics (5-23) will try to end their five-game losing streak when they host the Cincinnati Reds (12-15) on Sunday at 4:07 PM ET on NBCS-CA. Sportsbooks consider the Reds to be -148 favorites for the contest, while the Athletics are +127 underdogs looking for the upset.

Nick Lodolo takes the mound for Cincinnati while Ken Waldichuk is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Reds vs. Athletics Odds

  • Reds odds to win: -148
  • Athletics odds to win: +127
  • Spread: Reds -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Reds vs. Athletics?

Reds and Athletics Betting Trends

The Reds have won five of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (71.4%).

Cincinnati has played as moneyline favorites of -148 or shorter in only two games this season, which it won both.

The Athletics have been underdogs in 28 games this season and won five (17.9%) of those contests.

This season, Oakland has won five of its 25 games, or 20%, when it’s the underdog by at least +127 on the moneyline.

The Reds have had an over/under set by bookmakers 27 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 14 of those games (14-13-0).

So far this season, the Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 28 games with a total.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have the No. 18 offense in MLB play scoring 4.5 runs per game (121 total runs).

Cincinnati has hit the third-fewest home runs in baseball this season (18).

The Reds rank 15th in the majors with a .246 batting average.

Cincinnati strikes out 9.1 times per game, the No. 17 average in MLB.

The 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Reds pitching staff ranks fourth in the majors.

Cincinnati has the 25th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.90).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored 108 runs (3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.

Oakland’s 31 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics have a team batting average of .226 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.

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

Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 7.86 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.

Reds Key Players to Watch

Lodolo gets the start for the Reds, his sixth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 6.31 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings pitched.

Jonathan India has been key for Cincinnati with one home run, 11 RBI and a batting average of .283 this season.

Jake Fraley leads Cincinnati in home runs with two and runs batted in with 16.

TJ Friedl is slugging .429 this season, with a team-high two home runs. He’s also collected 11 RBI.

Spencer Steer is slugging .402 this season, with a team-best two homers while driving in nine runs.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics’ Waldichuk (0-2) will make his sixth start of the season.

Brent Rooker leads the Athletics in home runs (eight) and runs batted in (20).

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

Esteury Ruiz has a team-best batting average of .252.

Ryan Noda is hitting .242 with four doubles, three home runs and 17 walks.

Reds and Athletics Injuries

Reds: Wil Myers: 10 Day IL (Undisclosed), Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Fernando Cruz: 15 Day IL (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), Aledmys Díaz: day-to-day (Hamstring)

Reds vs. Athletics Prediction

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