Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds September 21 Betting Preview

Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds September 21 Betting Preview

Sam Frohman
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The Cincinnati Reds will host the Boston Red Sox for game two of their two-game series at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday night at 6:40 p.m.

The Red Sox got the best of the Reds in game one, where they were able to pull out a big 5-3 win. Boston was able to add on to their 3-1 lead with two additional runs, which proved to be very important as the Reds were attempting a rally with a two-run bottom of the ninth.

The Reds dropped further in the rankings with their 58-90 record. They remain in fourth in the NL Central, which is 29 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who have the lead in the division. They are 2-8 in their last ten and have records of 29-44 at home and 29-46 on the road this season.

The Red Sox improved their record to 72-75 but are last in the AL East. They sit 17 games behind the division-leading New York Yankees. They are 5-5 in their last ten matchups and have records of 37-37 at home and 35-38 on the road.

Let’s look ahead at the finale of the two-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox.

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Expected Odds

The Reds will enter this one as the underdog with their odds sitting at (+143), while the Red Sox will play as the favorites at (-164).

The runline features the Reds at +1.5 to go along wtih odds of (-117).

Pitching Matchup

Chase Anderson of Cincinnati will take on Connor Seabold of Boston on Wednesday night. Anderson is 1-3 on the season with a 6.43 ERA and 14 strikeouts in the 14 innings he has pitched this season. 

Seabold hasn’t won a game this season with his 0-2 record, 11.91 ERA, and 13 strikeouts.

Anderson got his first win of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals in his last outing, where he gave up one run on one hit and struck out three in five innings. He will need to replicate his effort from last week if he wants to keep the Reds in this game.

Seabold has pitched 11.1 innings this season which includes two losses in three games and 15 earned runs. He picked up his second loss of the season in his last outing, where he went 2.2 innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits.

Expected Outcome

The odds would show that the Red Sox will win this game, but I think that the Reds have the right pitcher and team to win game two. Giving up 15 runs in three games is not a recipe for success, and it won’t bring the Red Sox a win in the series finale.

I am rolling with the Reds on the moneyline because both of these teams are not in the playoff conversation, and they have the home-field advantage to take down Seabold and the Red Sox.

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