Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 4-16-2023

Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be the venue for the final match of a series in the National League Inter-Division battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon.


Philadelphia is 5-10 overall, 2-7 when playing away from home, and placed fourth in the NL East with 6 games behind Atlanta in the first place while gaining 61 runs but losing 88 for a run difference of -27 for the year.


The Phillies lost two of the first three installment of a series including the recent 0-13 shutout loss to the Reds yesterday.


Southpaw thrower Matt Strahm (1-1, 2.13 ERA) earned the loss for Philadelphia in giving away 3 earned runs and granted 3 bases on balls with 6 strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched in relief.     


Second Baseman Byron Scott averages .383 at the plate and added a team-high 23 hits in leading the Phillies while Left Fielder Kyle Schwarber led in home runs with four for the season.


Third Baseman Alec Bohm contributed a team-high 13 RBIs and Right Fielder Nick Castellanos added a team-high on-base percentage at .400.


The Philadelphia Phillies will be sending righty Aaron Nola to the pitcher’s mound to start against the Reds in the closing game of a series on Sunday.


The right-handed starter is 0-2 with an ERA of 7.04 and struck out 15 batters this season.


The totals went OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 outings while the Phillies are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches played.


The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-4 straight up in their last 10 contests played versus Cincinnati and the Phillies are 2-9 SU in their last 11 road games.   


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 4/16/2023


The Cincinnati Reds stayed on their home field and looking for their second straight win to finish the series with a blast against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.


Cincinnati improved to 6-8 overall, 5-3 at home, and placed fourth in the NL Central with 3.5 games behind Milwaukee in first place while collecting 71 runs and gave up just 65 for a +6 run difference over the course of the campaign.


Starting Pitcher Graham Ashcraft (2-0, 1.42 ERA) pitched for 6.0 shutout innings with zero earned runs and granted 4 free bases but struck out four batters in the winning effort.


The right-handed starter has a WHIP of 1.16 with 17 Ks for the year. 


Center Fielder TJ Friedl batted .333 average with a team-high 15 hits in leading the Reds this season.


Third Baseman Jason Vosler led Cincinnati in home runs with three while Left Fielder Jake Fraley chipped in a team-leading 10 RBIs and an on-base percentage at .432 on the year.


Right-handed Pitcher Luis Cessa will be climbing up the hill to start for the Reds in the final match of a series versus the Phillies on Sunday. The righty thrower is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA while striking out three batters in his starts. 


The totals went OVER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games played while the Reds are 3-7 SU in their last 10 outings.


The totals went OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 home matches and also went OVER in 6 of the Reds’ last 9 contests when playing at home versus Philadelphia.  


Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cincinnati +190. The Reds have the momentum in this match-up winning two already in a three-game series against the Phillies.


Cincinnati has the home-field advantage winning four of its last five games played at home while Philadelphia lost 12 of its last 17 overall and 8 of the last 10 road outings.


The Reds defeated the Phillies 22 times of the last 31 meetings at home. The prediction: Cincinnati Reds win 5-4.  


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:40 PM ET


Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH  


Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023                                    




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Reds +190 


MLB Totals: 9.0


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