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Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Pick

Time: 10:10 PM EST Saturday May 31, 2014 FSAZ

Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Cincinnati Reds in a National League match up.

In their last games: In yesterday’s Game 2 of this series the Reds beat the Diamondbacks 6-4.

Cincinnati’s Devin Mesoraco hit 2 HR, including a grand slam, and had 5 RBI’s in the Reds win yesterday.

This is the first series between these 2 teams this season and they have split the first 2 games.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Reds are 14-5 in their last 19 games against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

In the last 8 games between these 2 teams in Arizona the Under record is 5-2-1.

The Reds are 6-1 in Johnny Cueto’s last 7 starts against the Diamondbacks.

Cueto ranks 3rd in the NL in ERA.

The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in Brandon McCarthy’s last 7 home starts.

Pitching Match Up
Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Cueto (4-4, 1.83 ERA)
Arizona Diamondbacks: Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 4.87 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Reds -106 / Diamondbacks -104
Run Line: Cincinnati -1.5 +150
Total Line: 7.5 Over -120

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Cincinnati Reds 24-29 SU / O/U 24-27 / Run Line W/L 28-25
Arizona Diamondbacks: 23-34 SU / O/U 28-26 / Run Line W/L 25-32

Key Betting Trends
• CINCY is -11 in their last 16 road games.
• CINCY is 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
• CINCY has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.
• ARIZ is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
• ARIZ is 3-12 in their last 15 games as a home underdog.
• ARIZ has an Under record of 12-4 in their last 16 games.

Key Player Injuries

Joey Votto 1B D.L. May 21 quadriceps Early June?
Trevor Bell RP D.L. Apr 8 elbow Late April?
Mat Latos SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Early June?
Jack Hannahan 3B D.L. Mar 30 shoulder Out indefinitely
Brett Marshall SP D.L. Mar 30 finger Out indefinitely

Cliff Pennington SS Out May 28 thumb August
J.J. Putz RP D.L. May 5 arm Mid-June?
Mark Trumbo OF D.L. Apr 24 foot Mid-June?
Daniel Hudson SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Late 2014?
David Hernandez RP D.L. Mar 30 elbow 2015
Patrick Corbin SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow 2015
Matt Reynolds R D.L. Mar 21 elbow Late 2014?

Betting Pick:

I like Cueto to get the job done here tonight.
Take Cincinnati -105

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