Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (22-27) Cincinnati Reds of the National League Central Division will travel to the Eastern part of the “KEYSTONE STATE”. For game two of a three-day set. Cincinnati will play the lowly (19-33) Philadelphia Phillies of the National League East in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Cincinnati Reds organization received great news with Ace pitcher Johnny Cueto being cleared to return to action. The Philadelphia Phillies have fallen drastically the past few seasons and management must upgrade the roster. The opening betting line has Cincinnati as a +125 road underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven runs for Wednesday’s game.
The Cincinnati Reds swept the Washington Nationals in their most recent series. The Reds bats were alive as the scored twenty-one runs in the three games. Cincinnati is fourth in the Division, ten games out of first place. Cincinnati is only 9-16 away from home this season.
*All Star Andrew McCutchen is regaining his form at the play, leading the team in three of five major offensive categories.
*Third Baseman Todd Frazier has a team-best sixteen homers, thirty-one RBI’S and fifty-two hits.
*Second Baseman Brandon Phillips is the leader with a .291 batting average.
*The Cincinnati batting order has a .312 on-base percentage as a team.
*J.J. Hoover leads the pitching staff with four wins.
*Johnny Cueto has a team-best .303 ERA with sixty strikeouts.
*The Reds rotation has a .424 ERA as a staff.
*Cincinnati will return the “BUCKEYE STATE” for a six-game homestand beginning on Friday June 5th, hosting San Diego.
*Catcher Devin Mesoraco is on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury.
.*Starting Pitcher Homer Bailey will probably miss the season, he needs Tommy John surgery.
*The Reds are 8-2 their last ten MLB contests as a betting odds underdog.
*Cincinati is 17-45 their last sixty-two away from Great American Ballpark.
The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6 their last ten Sports Handicappers Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. The Pittsburgh Pirates will send Right Hander Mike Leake, who is (2-4) with a 4.66 ERA to the mound for the second game of the series. The Arizona State University product pitched five innings, giving up nine hits and six runs his last performance on May 27th, a 6-4 home loss to Colorado.
*Bovada.Lv has the Cincinnati Reds at 100/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
*The Reds are only 11-23 the last thirty-four meetings between the teams.
*Cincinnati is only 2-8 Leaks last ten road starts.
The 2015 Philadelphia Phillies are on a seven-game losing streak and fans in the “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE” are getting restless. The first game of the series in on Tuesday May 2nd. The Phillies are at the bottom of the standings in the Division, ten and a half games from the top spot. Philadelphia is 12-13 at home this season.
*Shortstop Freddy Galvis leads the charge at the plate with a .289 batting average and a.342 on-base percentage.
*Slugger Ryan Howard has a team-high team home runs with twenty-five runs barred in.
*The Phillies have a .345 on sluggers percentage as a team.
*Starting pitcher Cole Hamels leads the rotation with five wins and seventy-six strikeouts.
*Starter Aaron Harang leads the pitching staff with a .202 ERA.
*Former Ace Cliff Lee has been out al season with a shoulder injury and is trying to regain his status as one of the best in Baseball.
*The Phillies will play host to San Francisco from June 5-7 before hitting the road.
*Philadelphia is 1-7 their last eight baseball contests as a betting odds favorite.
*The betting odds under the total are 5-1-3 Philadelphia last nine MLB games on Wednesday’s.
*The betting odds under the total are 19-7-3 Philadelphia last twenty-nine as a betting odds favorite.
The Philadelphia Phillies are 1-9 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six.
The Left Handed Cole Hamels, who is (5-4) with a 2.91 Earned Run Average will be on the hill. The 6’3″ 195 pound San Diego, California native threw eight innings, giving up five hits and a two runs his last start. On May 29th, a 4-1 loss to Colorado.
*Philadelphia are 13-0 Hamels last thirteen starts against Cincinnati.
*The San Francisco Giants are 6/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League title.
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