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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds

May 15, 2024

The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks will play Game 3 of their early-week series on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, with a scheduled start time of 3:40 PM ET and broadcast on the MLB Network, Bally Sports Ohio, and Diamondbacks TV.

Cincinnati Reds Team Preview

The Cincinnati Reds have struggled to win a game over their last 13 games, only being able to get two games in the win column during that stretch; however, one of the wins came on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the series on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 6-2 win.

Hunter Greene had a great start on Tuesday, arguably his best start of the season, as he pitched seven innings while only allowing two runs and recording five strikeouts, which also improved his record to.500 this season at 2-2. The win in Game 2 put an end to the Reds' three-game losing streak this season and a five-game losing streak in the series against the Diamondbacks.

The Cincinnati Reds will have the opportunity to get the series win on Wednesday afternoon, which would be their first series win in the previous seven series, with their last series win coming at home against the Los Angeles Angels. The Reds will look to win back-to-back games and get the series win when they travel to face the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 3.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

Arizona had dominated the Cincinnati Reds entering Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night, winning five straight by an average margin of two runs per game; however, that winning streak and their two-game winning streak came to an end with a 2-6 loss at home against the Reds in Game 2 of the series.

Slade Cecconi's struggles this season continued on Tuesday, as he suffered his third loss of the season, bringing his record to 1-3 on the year after allowing six runs, seven hits, and one walk over 5 ? innings pitched against the Reds.

The Diamondbacks are now three games below.500 on the year, with a record of 20-23, which puts them in third place in the NL West. The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to bounce back following the loss in Game 2 when they host the Cincinnati Reds for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listed as -135 moneyline favorites at home against the Cincinnati Reds for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon, according to JustBet. Arizona has won seven of the previous ten and two of the last three games in the series, winning by an average margin of.4 runs per game over the last ten contests.

Brandon Pfaadt has made two career starts against the Reds, both of which came in the 2023 MLB season and resulted in a record of 1-1, with Pfaadt allowing a total of five runs and recording 11 strikeouts.

Game Pick

Both teams are below.500 this season; however, Cincinnati has only recorded two wins in their previous 13 games and has struggled in the last ten games in the series against the Diamondbacks, losing seven of the ten and losing by an average margin of.4 runs per game in those contests. 

Brandon Pfaadt recorded a win and a loss in his two starts last season against the Reds; however, he only allowed a total of five runs and struck out 11 in those games. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Arizona Diamondbacks at -135 when they host the Cincinnati Reds for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks Moneyline (-135)