Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick – June 14

The MLB is set up with another strong set of action on June 14. Sixteen games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks. These two teams have struggled on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 9:40 PM Eastern time.

Cincinnati has earned a record of 22-39 throughout this season, which has them sitting in last place of the NL Central. The Reds have won two games in a row entering this one. Cincinnati has been struggling on the season, but will look to build on this winning streak. The Reds will look for another quick start on the road

The Diamondbacks have put up a record of 29-34 throughout the season, which has them in fourth place of the NL West. Arizona is coming off a loss in their last game and have lost seven of their last ten. The Diamondbacks are six and a half games back on a wild card. Arizona will look for a big win at home on Tuesday night.

These two teams are sitting below .500 on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Reds have been a bit better as of late, while Arizona has struggled heavily in their last stretch of games. The Diamondbacks will look to bounce back after a loss at home on Monday. If either team can come out fast, it could be enough for the win in this one.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Cincinnati Reds +1 ½ (-195) +100 Over 9 (+100)
Arizona Diamondbacks -1 ½ (+165) -120 Under 9 (-120)

 

Team Data Cincinnati Reds Arizona Diamondbacks
Overall Record 22-39 29-34
Away/ Home Record 10-22 14-17
Batting Average .239 .218
Batting Average Away/ Home .211 .212
ERA 5.26 4.28
ERA Away/ Home 5.11 3.89

Betting Trends

Cincinnati Reds

  • 5-8 in June
  • 3-6 when playing on Tuesday
  • 12-24 in night games
  • 15-28 against right handers
  • 10-11 after a win
  • 13-11 against team with a winning record

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • 4-8 in June
  • 5-6 when playing on Tuesday
  • 18-18 in night games
  • 20-25 against right handers
  • 15-18 after a loss
  • 15-13 against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up five times on the season. The first four games were in Cincinnati between June 6-9. The Reds won the first two games of that set with 7-0 and 14-8 wins. The Diamondbacks won the next two games 7-0 and 5-4. Cincinnati won the first game of this series with a 5-4 win on Monday night.

Offense

The Reds have struggled a bit hitting the ball this season. Cincinnati has a .238 batting average, which is 19th in the MLB. The Reds have earned an OBP of .310, which is 20th in the league. Cincinnati has posted a .690 OPS this season, which is 20th in the MLB. The Reds have a BA of .236 against righties on the season.

Arizona has struggled even more at the plate on the season. The Diamondbacks have earned a batting average of .218, which is 29th in the league. Arizona has a .301 on base percentage, which is 24th in the MLB. The Diamondbacks have put up an OPS of .681, which is 22nd in the league. Arizona has hit .216 against right handers.

These two teams have both struggled at the plate on the season, but Cincinnati has been the better team hitting the ball. The Reds will look to keep their bats going against the Diamondbacks in this one. Arizona will look to build on their ten hits from Monday night though.  If either team can hit well early in this matchup, it could be enough for the win on Tuesday night.

Pitching Preview

Tyler Mahle will likely get the start on the mound for Cincinnati in this one. Mahle has started in 13 games this season, going 2-5 in those matchups. He has posted a 5.07 ERA and a WHIP of 1.355 in his starts. Mahle pitched six innings in his last start against Arizona. He gave up four hits and one run in the no decision.

I expect Zach Davies to get the nod at pitcher for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Davies has earned a record of 2-3 throughout his 12 starts on the mound. He has put up an ERA of 4.21 and a 1.242 WHIP in those games. Davies last pitched against the Reds. He gave up six hits and three runs in the no decision.

These two pitchers last faced off against each other with Mahle having the better start, but Arizona came back late to earn the win. The Diamondbacks bullpen has been a bit better, posting a 4.41 ERA. Cincinnati’s bullpen has a league worst 5.08 ERA this season. If either team can get a good pitching performance, it could lead them to the win. 

Pick Overview

These two teams have been struggling throughout this season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Reds have been the better team on the season hitting the ball, while Arizona has the edge on the mound. I think the Diamondbacks will bounce back after losing on Monday night. If Arizona can get the early lead, I think they can hold on late.

Bovada has the Diamondbacks listed as a -120 against the money line in this one. This implies that Arizona will win this game around 54.6 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate with the Diamondbacks at home and having the better pitching. Arizona has struggled a bit against Cincinnati on the season. As slight favorites in this one though, I like the value on the Diamondbacks.

The Bet
Arizona Diamondbacks
-120
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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