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Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres

May 22, 2024


The San Diego Padres will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, to face the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park for Game 2 of a three-game series. The second game of the series is scheduled to start at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday evening and will air on Bally Sports Ohio and Padres TV.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres had an impressive four-game series on the road against the Atlanta Braves in which they won the series 3-1 and outscored the Braves 18-10; however, the series ended with a 0-3 shutout loss in Game 4 on Monday evening, and the Padres were shutout for the 2nd game in a row in Game 1 of the series on the road against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday with a 0-2 loss. 

The Padres have been inconsistent this month, as they have been shutout in four games in May but have also scored four or more runs in seven games. The two-game losing streak for the San Diego Padres has dropped their record to one game below.500 at 25-26, which puts them in 2nd place in the NL West and 8.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st place in the division. 

San Diego has won two of the previous three series against Cincinnati and has outscored the Reds by an average of 4 to 2.67 runs per game in those contests. The San Diego Padres will look to end their two-game losing streak when they face the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the series.

Cincinnati Reds Team Preview

Despite the win in Game 1 of the series against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday evening, the Cincinnati Reds have struggled to produce runs over their last six games, as they have scored three or fewer runs in five of their last six matchups, including Tuesday's 2-0 win against the Padres, and have only averaged 1.33 runs per game over their last three games. 

The Reds ended their two-game losing streak in the series and their three-game losing streak this season with the win on Tuesday evening; however, they remain eight games below. With a record of 20-28, the Reds find themselves in last position in the NL Central and 7.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the top spot in the division.

The Reds have split the previous ten games in the series against the San Diego Padres, including the four meetings this season. The Cincinnati Reds will look to build momentum following their win in Game 1 at home against the San Diego Padres when they host the Padres for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

On Wednesday evening, JustBet has the San Diego Padres listed as -120 moneyline favorites on the road against the Cincinnati Reds for Game 2 of the series. The teams have split the previous ten meetings 5-5, while San Diego has outscored Cincinnati by an average of 5 to 3.5 runs per game in those contests and has won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of 1.33 runs per game.  

Game Pick

San Diego has failed to produce a run over their previous two games, while the Reds have only averaged 1.33 runs per game over their last three games and have failed to score more than three runs in five of their previous six games. As a result, I am taking under nine total runs for Game 2 of the series between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Under 9 Runs