Cincinnati Reds vs New York Yankees MLB Pick – July 13

The MLB is set up with another great day of baseball throughout July 13. Sixteen games are up on the board throughout Wednesday. One of these games will be between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees. These two teams are on opposite sides of the standings, but will look for the win in this one. This game will start at around 7:05 PM Eastern time.

Cincinnati has earned a record of 33-54 throughout this season, which has them in last place of the NL Central. The Reds have won five games in a row and are 7-3 throughout their last 10 games. Cincinnati is still far out of the playoff picture, but will look to remain hot. The Reds will look for another strong performance on the road in this one.

The Yankees have put up a record of 61-26 so far on the season, which has them in first place of the AL East. New York has lost their last three games, but are 5-5 in their last 10 matchups. The Yankees have a 14 game lead on the division and will look to extend it. New York will look to bounce back with a big win at home on Wednesday night.

These two teams have had opposite seasons to this point, but will look to get the win as they meet up in this one. The Reds have been hot as of late and will look to keep this streak going. New York has struggled a bit and will look to find their way back into the win column. If either team can come out fast, it could lead them to the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Cincinnati Reds +1 ½ (+130) +255 Over 9 (-105)
New York Yankees -1 ½ (-150) -320 Under 9 (-115)
Team Data Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees
Overall Record 33-54 61-26
Away/ Home Record 15-26 34-10
Batting Average .239 .245
Batting Average Away/ Home .225 .235
ERA 5.26 3.05
ERA Away/ Home 5.23 2.66

Betting Trends

Cincinnati Reds

  • 7-5 in July
  • 2-10 when playing on Wednesday
  • 8-5 in inter-league games
  • 19-32 in night games
  • 25-37 against right handers
  • 15-16 after a win
  • 3-3 after three or more straight wins
  • 16-36 against team with a winning record

New York Yankees

  • 5-5 in July games
  • 9-3 when playing on a Wednesday
  • 4-2 in inter-league play
  • 42-17 in night games
  • 21-88 against left handed starters
  • 17-8 after a loss
  • 1-0 after three or more straight losses
  • 26-10 against team with a losing record

These two teams met up once on July 12 in New York. Anthony Rizzo had two RBI’s as the Yankees jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Tyler Naquin and Kyle Farmer both had an RBI to cut the deficit to 3-2 in the top of the ninth. Jonathan India had a two RBI single after to give Cincinnati the 4-3 comeback win on the night.

Offense

The Reds have been solid hitting the ball so far this season. Cincinnati has a .239 batting average, which is 20th in the league. The Reds have put up an on base percentage of .308, which is 21st in the MLB. Cincinnati has earned a .685 OPS, which is 24th in the league. The Reds have a BA of .235 against right handers.

New York has been great at the plate throughout the season. The Yankees have a batting average of .245, which is 14th in the MLB. New York has earned a .328 OBP, which is 2nd in the league. The Yankees have posted an OPS of .770, which is 1st in the MLB this season. New York has hit .241 against lefties this season

The Yankees have the edge at the plate in this one and will look to get their bats going early. New York has been very dangerous in the OBP and OPS department and will look to cash in early in this matchup. The Yankees had nine hits in Tuesday’s tilt, while Cincinnati had 7. If either team can get the bats going early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Mike Minor to get the start at pitcher for Cincinnati in this one. Minor has started in 7 games this season, going 1-6 in those games. He has posted a 6.63 ERA and a WHIP of 1.42 in those outings. Minor’s last start was against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He gave up five hits and four runs through six and a third innings in the loss.

Luis Severino will likely get the nod on the mound for the Yankees on Wednesday night. Severino has earned a record of 5-3 throughout his 15 starts this season. He has put up an ERA of 3.11 and a 1.02 WHIP in those outings. Severino pitched six innings in his last start against the Pirates. He gave up four hits and no runs en route to the win.

Minor has lost his last four starts entering this one and will look to bounce back early. Severino will look to build on the win he got his last time out. New York has a big edge in the bullpen as well. The Yankees relievers have a 2.85 ERA, which is 2nd in the league. The Reds bullpen has a combined ERA of 5.35, which is 30th in the MLB. 

Pick Overview

These two teams are on opposite sides of the standings and will look for a win in this one. New York is coming off a tough loss in the ninth inning to the Reds and will look to bounce back in this one. The Yankees have a big edge at the plate and on the mound in this one. If New York can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Bovada has New York listed as a -320 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Yankees will win this game around 76.2 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate, but has little value. New York is also listed at -1 ½ for -150 in this one. I think the Yankees will come out fast in this one and will earn a dominant win.

The Bet
New York Yankees -1.5
-150
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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