The Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros meet for another game of their weekend series on Saturday. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Astros are going to finish with the worst record in baseball and did nothing to hurt that cause by losing on Friday. They scored just 3 runs on 9 hits and again their pitching staff struggled mightily. One of their best pitchers however this season has been Lucas Harrell. For the season Harrell is pitching to a 3.92 ERA and has allowed just 150 hits in 158 innings of work.
The Reds are running away with the National League Central and added to their lead on Friday night. They scored nine runs on 13 hats and Mike Leake did enough on the mound to earn his seventh win of the season. Tonight the Reds will start Homer Bailey who has lost three of his last four decisions. In 159 innings of work Bailey is pitching to a 4.24 ERA.
Houston is 21-47 in their last 68 games against the NL Central, 8-49 in their last 57 games overall, and 3-7 in Harrell’s last 10 starts. Cincinnati is 6-1in their last seven road games, 37-15 in their last 52 games overall, and 8-3 in Bailey’s last 11 starts. Cincinnati has won six in a row against Houston.
Since Houston has a rare pitching advantage and is at home, we will jump on them as a heavy moneyline underdog at home but first read sportsbook reviews.