Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Battle of Two Struggling Clubs

Posted by: Mike Davis
Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Preview and Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies have had a rough start to the 2018 MLB baseball betting season. However, you could argue that the Cincinnati Reds have been having an even worse go at it. So in Monday’s Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies matchup, bettors will have to pick between one of these two struggling comrades. Let’s take a look at what tonight’s odds are predicting before going over some parlay and picks.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Monday, April 9th

When: 6:05 pm ET

Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Phillies

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Reds +1½ (-175) 9 (-125) +122
Phillies -1½ (+155) 9 (+105) -132
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Cincinnati Reds

In the past 4-years, the Cincinnati Reds have failed to deliver a winning season. And by the looks of how they’re opening 2018, Reds’ fans can expect that streak to be extended one more year. Cincinnati is currently sitting on a 2-6 record that pegs them as the worst team in the NL Central. Understandably, the Reds are pegged as the MLB baseball betting underdog this evening. However, considering that the Phillies are having a tough start to the year as well, it wouldn’t be unfathomable for the Reds to pull off the upset this evening. To get the job done on the road, Cincy will be sending Cody Reed to the mound. Reed is a left-handed pitcher who will be making his first start of the 2018 season this evening.

Players to Watch: Eugenio Suarez (2 HR, 7 RBI, .296 BA), Adam Duvall (6 RBI, .107 BA, .357 SLG), and Joey Votto (2 RBI, .226 BA, .226 SLG).

Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have gone 6-consecutive seasons without posting a winning record. Moreover, just like with Cincy, it looks like 2018 will produce another losing season for Philly. Philadelphia enters this Monday night pairing with a 3-5 record that ranks them 4th in the NL East. The Phillies currently enjoy a slight lead over the last-place Miami Marlins, and bettors can expect them to at least maintain that lead over Miami as the season progresses. After all, the Phillies just pounded the Marlins 20-1 a few nights ago. As for tonight’s matchup, starting pitcher Ben Lively will be looking to prove the odds-makers correct. Lively is a right-handed pitcher with an 0-1 record on the year. Additionally, Lively has a 3.18 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 5 SO to his name thus far.

Players to Watch: Rhys Hoskins (1 HR, 7 RBI, .440 BA), Maikel Franco (2 HR, 11 RBI, .304 BA), and Carlos Santana (7 RBI, .172 BA, .250 OBP).

Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Predictions


  • Cincinnati is 4-16 SU in its last 20 Games
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 Road Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 Games vs. Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 Games
  • Philly is 2-4 SU in its last 6 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 Home Games
Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies Picks

So which team should top sportsbook players favor in Monday’s Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies matchup? All things considered, it might be pretty difficult to pick either one of these teams over the other. Neither team has showed much promise this season. However, of the two, you might be better off sticking with Philadelphia at home. The money line seems like the best option to go in this one, since the betting trends make both the spread and totals iffy. Sign up now to make this MLB prediction today!

Score Prediction: 11-3 Philadelphia. The Reds give up plenty of runs and the Phillies capitalize. Philadelphia will cover the spread and the TOTAL will go OVER.