The San Diego Padres and the Cincinnati Reds will meet today for game one of their series from San Diego. Keep track of the odds for this game by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Padres are right on the brink of having the worst record in baseball and are dead last in the NL West. They have however won five games in a row and are currently 13 games back in their division. The pitching staff has not been bad this year and they will turn to Edinson Volquez who will face his former team tonight. Volquez has just allowed 80 hits in 100 innings of work and has really had a good season from a numbers standpoint even though his win-loss record does not matchup.
The Reds are in a big battle in the NL Central and every game is important for them down the stretch. They’re 21 – 21 on the road this season and are led by All-Star first baseman Joey Votto who was hitting .350. Tonight on the mound Cincinnati will send former Padre Mat Latos to the mound who is pitching to a 4.42 ERA and 97 innings of work.
San Diego is 31-62 in their last 93 games as an underdog, 2-6 in their last eight home games, and 0-4 in Volquez’s last four starts against a team with a winning record. Cincinnati is 35-17 in their last 52 games as a favorite, 7-1 in Latos’ last eight starts, and 3-7 in their last 10 games in San Diego. The Reds have won five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Even though both pitchers are pitching against their former teams we think the number is way too small and this one take the over for total runs scored at the sports book.