Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 8-17-22

Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Philadelphia Phillies (65-51) will take on Cincinnati Reds (45-70) in the series installment finale of the NL Inter-Division at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 12:35 PM ET.


Philadelphia is in 3rd place at 65-51 in the National League East Division with a .560 team percentage and 9.5 contests behind first place after accumulating a total of 541 runs while yielding 466 for a +75 run difference over the course of the campaign.


The Phillies finished a back-to-back victory after beating the Reds at 4-3 in the opener on Monday and 11-4 in game 2 of a series on Tuesday.


In their recent win, RF Nick Castellanos nailed three runs on a triple with one RBI in leading the offense for Cincinnati while starter Kyle Gibson finished 6.0 innings with 6 hits and 3 earned runs allowed but fanned out 11 hitters of the Reds in the victory.      


LF Kyle Schwarber is the top batter for the Phillies after knocking 34 balls outside the stadium with a team-high 69 RBIs and averaging .211 at the plate this year.


3B Alec Bohm intensified the offense for Philadelphia with a team-leading batting average of .287, an OBP at .321, and a slugging percentage of .399 throughout the season.


The Phillies will give the ball to left-hander Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.52 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 89 Ks) to start the final match of a series versus the Reds on Wednesday.


The southpaw thrower has given away 103 hits, 10 home runs, and 39 free bases after pitching for 107.1 innings in his pro baseball career this year.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 8/17/2022


The Cincinnati Reds fell to 4th place at 45-70 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .391 and 18.5 outings behind first place after sporting a total of 485 runs but wasting 604 for a run difference of 119 throughout the year.


The Reds will try to bounce back and prevent a series sweep after losing the first installment of a series to the Phillies in the last couple of games out.


DH Jake Fraley completed one run on a double with two RBIs in 4 at-bats while starter T.J. Zeuch struggled on the mound with 11 hits, 6 earned runs, and one walk conceded after finishing only 4.0 frames in the losing effort.   


The Reds’ 3B Brandon Drury hit 20 long balls with a team-high 59 runs batted in and a .274 batting average to enhance the offense for the Reds this season.


The third baseman is sporting an on-base percentage of .335 and slugging .520 while batting .274 in reinforcing the batting unit for Cincinnati throughout the year.


The Reds will counter with another southpaw starter in Nick Lodolo (3-4, 4.72, 1.66 WHIP, 64 Ks) to take on the mound in the closing game of a series facing the Phillies on Wednesday.


The left-handed thrower conceded 55 hits, 24 bases on balls, and 7 long balls through 47.2 innings pitched in his major league career over the course of the season.     


Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Philadelphia -164. The Phillies have the momentum in this match-up after winning the first two outings of a series over the Reds.


After finishing 116 games played, Philadelphia ranked 11th in OPS and 8th in runs scored while Cincinnati ranked 24th in OPS and 20th in runs scored for the season. Prediction: The Philadelphia Phillies will win 4-2.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET


Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH


Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022                          




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -164        


MLB Totals: 8.5


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