Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds August 15 Betting Odds & Analysis

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds August 15 Betting Odds & Analysis

Sam Frohman
2 years ago
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Reds starting pitcher Mike Minor delivers a pitch in the first inning

The Cincinnati Reds will host the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park starting Monday at 6:40 p.m. It will be a three-game series that will take place from Monday through Wednesday.

The Reds are coming off a crucial series loss to the Cubs at home in Cincinnati. They lost two out of three games in that series which puts them two games behind the Cubs, who are in third place in the division. The Phillies also just lost a series to the New York Mets, which puts them 11.5 games behind first place in the NL East.

The Phillies have won seven out of their last ten games but still have a long way to go if they want to be in the playoff picture. Both the Mets and Braves in first and second place, respectively, have commanding leads over the Phillies. The Reds, on the other hand, have lost seven of their last ten, which pushes them farther back in the standings.

Let’s look ahead at this National League matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

August 15 Betting Odds

The away Phillies are the 1.5 run favorites with odds of -115 at that spread. The Reds, at +1.5, have odds of -105 to cover.

The over/under for total runs scored in the game is set at nine with odds of -120 and +100 to bet the over and under, respectively. The Phillies have odds of -190, and the Reds have odds of +160 to win the game outright.

With the way that the Phillies have been playing recently, it is no surprise that they are the favorites even though they are the away team. The Reds will need to prove the oddsmakers wrong by defending their home-field advantage in this series and get back on track.

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Expected Pitching Matchup

Lefty Mike Minor will get the start for the Reds and will face off against Phillies righty Noah Syndergaard. Minor is only 1-9 on the season, posting a 6.24 ERA and totaling 54 strikeouts. Syndergaard is 6-8 with a 3.96 ERA and 70 total strikeouts.

Minor is coming off two losses in a row, with his last loss coming last week against the Mets, where he went 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on five hits with only three strikeouts. Syndergaard picked up the no decision last week against the Marlins, where he gave up two runs on six hits in six total innings.

Expected Outcome

With the recent hot streak of the Phillies, I like them to win two out of three against the Reds in this series, including this first game on Monday. The Phillies have the better pitching and batting in this series which will help them overcome playing in Cincinnati and putting another series win under their belt.

The Reds have committed to rebuilding after their recent trades at the deadline, and it is showing greatly in their recent struggles in their past couple of series.

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