It will be an interleague battle from Major League Baseball from Wednesday September 18th as the Cincinnati Reds in the heat of the pennant race will face the last place Houston Astros. The Reds and Astros will begin from Houston at 8PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings channel will provide the line TV broadcast. Check out the MLB betting odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current wagering odds in this MLB contest have the road side Cincinnati Reds favored by -150 odds with the return on the home underdog Houston Astros at +135 odds. The run total is lined at nine runs. Those who wager on the Cincinnati Reds on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get +100 odds. Bettors taking the +1 ½ run head start with the Houston Astros will lay -120 odds for their run line wager.
A check of the standings and we find the Houston Astros sitting in the AL West division with a 51-100 record and will end the season in last place. Cincinnati competes in the NL Central division and is 86-66 on the year. They trail the St Louis Cardinals by 2 ½ games for the division lead with just 10 games left to be played. They hold the final wildcard spot in the National League and hold a 4 ½ game lead over the fast closing Washington Nationals.
In the first two games of the this series the Cincinnati Reds have played like they want to catch St Louis. In game one on Monday it was the Reds posting the 6-1 road win. Last night the Reds pound the Houston Astros 10-0 with a five RBI performance by right fielder Jay Bruce in the victory. Cincinnati has dominated the Astros in Houston by winning seven of their past eight games. The starting pitchers for Wednesday will feature right hander Greg Reynolds as he will oppose righty Brad Peacock for the Houston Astros. Reynolds has done a good job of limiting base runners by allowing a WHIP of 1.21 over his past three starts. The Astros have been a miserable ball club at home this season with a record of 24-53. They are last in MLB with a team ERA of 4.84.
With our free MLB pick for Wednesday we will play on the Cincinnati Reds -150 odds against the Houston Astros but prior to wagering read about a sports book review.