The Cincinnati Reds take on the Texas Rangers in Arlington tonight. Johnny Cueto and Martin Perez are the scheduled starters respectively. Find updated MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Reds come into this ballgame in third place, 3.5 games behind the first place Cardinals in the NL Central. They have won four of their last ten games, and are on a two game skid. Cueto comes into tonight’s ballgame 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He has won two of his last three matchups, but lost his last one in Arizona. He lasted just four 1/3 innings giving up 11 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out three. However his previous road start was a huge success, tossing eight strong and surrendering just one hit and struck out six in the process. Including his last start against the Diamondbacks, Cueto had won four of his last five matchups. The Reds are 19-20 on the road this season.
The Rangers enter tonight tied with Oakland for first place in the AL West. They have won seven of their last ten games and are 22-15 at home this season. They bring Martin Perez to the mound tonight who will be making his third start this season. In his first two starts, he has recorded a 1-1 record, 3.65 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. In his last appearance in St. Louis he tossed seven innings surrendering five hits, two earned runs and struck out three.
Johnny Cueto is a dominant pitcher who has had a great season, especially on the road. I will side with the Reds in this matchup against a young pitcher and to take Cincinnati Click Here.