Reds vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 9, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 9, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks will play their home opener at Chase Field as underdogs (+112) against the Cincinnati Reds (-130) on Friday at 9:40 PM ET. Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle gets the start, and he’ll go against Arizona’s Taylor Widener.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Reds vs Diamondbacks Betting Lines

Reds Betting Insights

  • The Reds won 23, or 56.1%, of the 41 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Last season, Cincinnati won 16 of its 30 games, or 53.3%, when favored by at least -130 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 54.5% chance of a victory for the Reds.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents hit the over in 25 of their 60 games with a total last season.

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Diamondbacks Betting Insights

  • The Diamondbacks were victorous in 16, or 41%, of the 39 contests they were chosen as underdogs in last season.
  • Last season, Arizona came away with a win nine times in 27 chances when named as an underdog of +112 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Diamondbacks have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Arizona and its opponents went over the total last season in 24 of their 57 opportunities.

Diamondbacks Probable Pitcher – Taylor Widener

  • The Diamondbacks will look to Widener (1-0) to open the game and make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Padres, when he threw six scoreless innings while giving up three hits.
  • The Diamondbacks were named the moneyline underdog for one Widener start this season — they won.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 9, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Reds Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 5-1
Home 5-1
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 5-1
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 2-0

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Reds Probable Pitcher – Tyler Mahle

  • Mahle heads to the mound for the Reds to make his second start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he threw five innings against the Cardinals, giving up two earned runs.
  • His team won his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 9, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Diamondbacks Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 2-5
Home 0-0
Road 2-5
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 2-4
Day Games 0-1
Night Games 2-4

Reds Hitting Stats

  • The Reds ranked seventh-best in baseball last season with 90 total home runs.
  • The Reds averaged one homers per game when playing away from home last season (33 total in road outings).
  • Nicholas Castellanos finished with a .225 average, 14 home runs and 34 RBI last season.
  • Eugenio Suarez slugged 15 homers and finished with 38 RBI.

Diamondbacks Hitting Stats

  • The Diamondbacks’ 58 home runs ranked second-to-last in MLB last season.
  • They won nine of the 15 games last season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • David Peralta had a batting average of .300 with 34 runs batted in last season.
  • Christian Walker collected 34 runs batted in with 59 hits.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Reds (-130)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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