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Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres 6/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres 6/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Cincinnati Reds (35-31) will battle the San Diego Padres (38-32) in a four-game competition at Petco Park in San Diego on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 8:40 PM ET. Cincinnati will try to continue their winning streak after winning six games in a row including the series against the Milwaukee Brewers this week. The Reds defeated the Brewers in a three-game showdown by a sweep at 10-2 on Monday, 2-1 on Tuesday, and 2-1 in the finale on Wednesday. Last time out, Pitcher Tyler Mahle made 6.0 innings with one earned run on three hits allowed and two walks granted but struck out 12 Milwaukee batters in the win. Right Fielder Nicholas Castellanos and 1st Baseman Joey Votto earned a one-run score on one hit each for Cincinnati. Center Fielder Tyler Naquin and Catcher Tucker Barnhart had a base hit and an RBI apiece while Left Fielder Jesse Winker and 3rd Baseman Mike Freeman added one base hit each for the Reds.

Cincinnati thirty-four-year-old lefty Wade Miley will take the starting role in the opening of a series versus the Padres on Thursday. The left-handed thrower is 6-4 with a 2.92 ERA and struck out a total of 51 batters in his career starts this season. In his MLB tour facing the San Diego squad, southpaw Miley is 1-6 with a 5.38 ERA while striking out 57 batters of the Padres.

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Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres Predictions 6/17/2021

On the side of San Diego, the team will try to bounce back after losing a series by a sweep versus the Colorado Rockies this week. The Padres lost the opener at 2-3 on Monday, 4-8 in Game 2 on Tuesday, and 7-8 in the finale on Wednesday. Starting Pitcher Blake Snell struggled on the bump allowing seven earned runs on nine hits with two free bases awarded and struck out only one Colorado batter. Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. drove two runs with a double and two RBIs while Center Fielder Trent Grisham had one run with a double base hit and three RBIs in the loss. Third Baseman Manny Machado made a single run and a double with an RBI and 2nd Baseman Jake Cronenworth added one run on one base hit with an RBI for San Diego.

The Padres will appoint the twenty-eight-year-old righty Joe Musgrove to take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start Game 1 of a series against the Reds on Thursday. In his pro baseball stint this season, the right-handed pitcher is 4-6 with a 2.50 ERA and a total of 96 strikeouts on the year. In his appearances in the majors facing Cincinnati squad, Musgrove is 3-2 with a 4.11 ERA and struck out 35 batters of the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB Pick for this game is Cincinnati +160. The Reds will be missing Starting Pitcher Sonny Gray due to a groin injury and expected to skip a couple of rotations in the pitching staff. In 66 games played, Cincinnati ranked 3rd in OPS and 6th in runs scored while San Diego ranked 23rd in OPS and 13th in runs scored this season. The Reds will take their chance with a road win on Thursday. The predicted score: the Cincinnati Reds will win at 4-3.

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Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres 6/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:40 PM ET

Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

TV: BSSD

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds +160

MLB Totals: 7.5

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