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MLB Betting Preview: Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins

August 8, 2023


The Miami Marlins enter this game on a five-game losing streak which includes a 2-5 loss on the road against the Cincinnati Reds in game one of the series on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Reds enter this game having lost six of their last seven games but are coming off Monday’s 5-2 win at home against the Miami Marlins by a score of 5-2 which also ended their six-game losing streak.

BookMaker has the Miami Marlins listed as -135 money line favorites on the road against the Cincinnati Reds and has set the total for the over/under plays at 11 runs. Will the Marlins end their five-game losing streak or will the Reds get the win at home? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

Miami Marlins Team Preview

The Miami Marlins enter this game with an overall record of 58-56 which puts them in 3rd place in the NL East and are coming off a 2-5 loss in game one of the series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Offensively, Miami scored two runs off five hits which included one-run home runs hit by Jorge Soler and Jazz Chisholm.

The Marlins will send Braxton Garrett to the mound for game two of the series against the Reds on Tuesday. Garrett is 5-3 this season with a 4.14 ERA while recording 122 strikeouts.

Cincinnati Reds Team Preview

The Cincinnati Reds enter this game with an overall record of 60-55 which puts them in 2nd place in the NL Central and are coming off a 5-2 win against the Miami Marlins in game one of the series.

Offensively, the Reds scored five runs off six hits with two of the runs coming in the 4th inning which included a one-run home run hit by Joey Votto.

Luke Weaver will take the mound for Cincinnati against Miami on Tuesday for game two of the series. Weaver is 2-4 on the year with an ERA of 6.98 and has recorded 72 strikeouts.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Cincinnati has won six of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 3.6 to 3.1 in those matchups. The Reds have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 4 to 3.33 in those contests.

The under has hit in seven of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 6.7 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 7.33 runs per game in those matchups.

Cincinnati enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Reds have won by an average margin of .5 runs per game over the last ten and .67 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Cincinnati Reds at +114 on BookMaker for this matchup on Tuesday.

Spooky Express Pick: Cincinnati Reds Money Line (+114)