Cincinnati Reds Preview and Betting Picks
The Cincinnati Reds are getting a lot of attention as the MLB season begins. The Reds preview and betting picks have to focus on all the hype that this team is getting. The Reds were a popular bet before the season was suspended and with teh restart upon us, they are still one of the favorites in the MLB betting market.
The Reds pitching staff is heavy with quality starters. Sonny Gray leads the way and will get the opening day nod. Luis Castillo and Trevor Bauer follow making for a staff that will be hard to beat on a short season.
MLB has ranked the Cincinnati Reds starting pitching staff #3 overall in the game.
— Nati Sports (@Nati_Sports) July 14, 2020
At the Plate
The Reds also used the off-season to bolster the offense. Nick Castellanos and Mike Moustakas are major acquisitions that will add an instant punch in a hitter friendly ballpark. Moustakas will add power to an already powerful lineup after batting .254/.329/.516 with 35 home runs and 87 RBI through 143 games in 2018.
With rock-solid additions at much needed positions, there is no doubt that the Reds are improved, but are they the team to bet or are they over valued?
Reds Preview and Betting Predictions
Win Total 32.5
The Reds win total has been bet up since it’s opening due to the popularity of this bet. This team is going to be better but still have to prove they can play with the Cardinals and the Cubs. The value is gone at this price and the UNDER is the play.
NL Odds +1200
In a short season anything can happen. One winning or losing streak can make all the difference. The Reds are not alone in this struggle, but they are unproven and need the talent to mesh on opening day if they want to keep pace with the league.
WS Odds +2500
This would be a great story, but it’s not going to happen. Other teams like the Dodgers have better pitching. Since we don’t think they will win the division or get 32 wins, the road to a World Series Championship is nearly impossible.
The Reds have a very good team and there is no doubt that they will have a good season and make a run for a playoff spot. They main concern is putting all of the newer pieces together to succeed.