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Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies 4/9/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies 4/9/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Reds will visit Citizens Bank Park for a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Reds’ bullpen has been busy this season, taking the mound 10 times with runners on base and 14 times in high-pressure situations. So far, they have recorded six holds, putting them in seventh place in Major League Baseball. Although they have had 10 save opportunities, the bullpen has only been able to convert two of them, resulting in a save percentage of 66.7%. The bullpen pitchers have given up 19 runners, with over 50% of them reaching base. The Reds have utilized 23 relief pitchers this season. Defensively, the Reds have recorded 135 putouts, 42 assists, and 4 errors, with a fielding percentage of .978, and have turned two double plays. However, their performance in turning balls in play into outs has been lacking, with only a 65.3% success rate over 405 innings played.

In their most recent game on Saturday, the Reds fell to the Phillies 3-2 on the road, despite a strong showing from starting pitcher Nick Lodolo, who threw seven scoreless innings and struck out 12. On Sunday, the Reds will send Connor Overton, a 29-year-old righty with an 0-0 record and an 11.25 ERA, to the mound. Overton allowed eight hits and five runs in his first start of the season, which resulted in a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs at home.

  • Cincinnati is 0-6 SU in their last 6 meetings with the Flyers.
  • The Cincinnati Reds are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
  • The Reds are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road against Philadelphia.

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies 4/9/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

The Philadelphia Phillies have been struggling offensively, scoring an average of just 3.00 runs per game and ranking 27th in the league with a team SLG% of .431. They’ve managed to get 18 runs, 12 free bases, 14 doubles, and 12 times at the plate, along with 16 RBIs and 4 home runs this season. Despite this, they have 56 base hits and only 59 strikeouts, placing them 10th in the league. Their team batting average is .268 and their on-base percentage is .309.

On the defensive side, the Phillies’ pitching staff has been mediocre, allowing a total of 42 runs (38 earned runs conceded) with a combined ERA of 6.98. They have a WHIP of 1.694 and a FIP of 5.50, and they’ve allowed 57 total hits which puts them at 19th in the league. They’ve also given up 10 home runs and 7.71 runs per nine innings, ranking them last in the league. In their last game, the Phillies managed to come from behind and secure a win in their final at-bat. They’ll be looking to build on that momentum in the upcoming match against the Cincinnati Reds. Taijuan Walker, a 30-year-old right-hander with an 0-1 record and an 8.31 ERA, will take the mound for the Phillies.

  • The Philadelphia Flers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home against Cincinnati.
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games with a team in the NL Central Division.

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati Reds’ Bruce Harper took part in live batting practice on Thursday, with hopes of returning to the field in late May. Currently ranking 22nd in runs scored and ninth in OPS through seven games, the Reds will face off against the Philadelphia Phillies who are currently 27th in runs scored and 13th in OPS. It is predicted that the Reds will win with a score of 5-3.

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM (EDT)

Location: Citizens Bank Park 

Date: Sunday, April 09, 2023


MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -135

MLB Totals: 8.5

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