Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres 5-3-2023

Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Cincinnati Reds will meet with the San Diego Padres in MLB action in Petco Park, CA, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 4:10 PM ET. The Reds won five of their previous seven games after a strong week of action.

 

With a victory over the Padres, which would be their sixth victory in their previous eight matches, they will strive to maintain their winning streak.

 

Cincinnati scores 4.41 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .247 ranks them 17th. They rank 14th in on-base percentage (.326) and 26th in slugging percentage (.365).

 

The Reds’ TJ Friedl has the best-hitting average (.298). Jake Fraley tops the team with 16 RBI, while Jason Vosler is the team leader with three home runs. 

 

Due to poor pitching, Cincinnati was allowing 5.07 runs per game. The Reds are 29th in the league with a .281 opponents batting average.

 

Their 1.53 WHIP ranks 28th, while their 5.05 ERA ranks 26th. Cessa’s previous start resulted in an 11-7 victory over Oakland despite allowing eight hits and three runs over six innings. 

 

  • The Cincinnati Reds are 2-3 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
  • Cincinnati is 9-6 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 3 of the Reds’ last 5 matches.

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Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres Predictions 5/3/2023

 

The Padres also had a strong week, winning six of their previous eight games. They will strive to maintain the trend by defeating the Reds, which would be their seventh victory in their last nine contests.

 

San Diego scores 4.30 runs per game on average. Their batting average of .235 ranks them 23rd in the league. They rank 17th in on-base percentage (.320), and 16th in slugging percentage (.407).

 

With a .304 batting average, six home runs, and 16 RBI, Xander Bogaerts and Nelson Cruz are the Padres’ top two hitters. 

 

The San Diego club had poor pitching, allowing 4.57 runs per game. The Padres’ opponents’ batting average against them is .251, which ranks 19th in the league.

 

Their 1.36 WHIP ranks 20th, while their 4.57 ERA ranks 19th. Lugo lost to the Cubs 5-2 after his last start, which saw him surrender seven hits and four runs over five innings. He needs to put out a stronger effort if they are to triumph.

 

  • The San Diego Padres are 3-2 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
  • San Diego is 8-6 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 2 of the Padres’ last 5 matches.

 

Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the San Diego Padres. Four out of the last five matches played at home were victories for the Padres.

 

In their previous three home games, they scored 30 runs thanks to a strong offensive performance.

 

Cessa struggled on the mound for the Reds, giving up 16 runs in his previous three outings, so for them to keep up their strong play in this game.

 

He struggled to contain the Padres in his previous three road games when he allowed 10 runs. In their last three matches and nine of their previous 11 away matches, the Reds lost.

 

In their previous three away games, they only scored 10 runs due to offensive struggles.

 

Because of Lugo’s strong performance for the Padres on the mound, particularly at home where he gave up four runs in two starts, things won’t get any simpler for them in this game.

 

In two appearances against the Reds in his career, he only allowed one run, and he will again restrain their offense. To cover the run line, support the Padres. The San Diego Padres will win to a predicted score of 6-5.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

 

Location: Petco Park, CA

 

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

 

TV: BSSD

 

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds +233

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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