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Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds are set to start a three-game series at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Friday. Arizona took a tough loss on Thursday, as they saw the Braves hit a late home run to salvage the final game of the series.

The Diamondbacks are now 54-43 on the season, which is second place in the National League West. For Cincinnati, after struggles, they come into the game with back-to-back wins. The Reds took care of the Giants on Thursday.

The Cincinnati Reds are listed as favorites in this game. Cincinnati is -130, while Arizona is +110. The total is set at 10.5 runs.

Arizona Sends Rookie to Throw

Tommy Henry is going to take the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Henry comes into the game with a 5-2 record on the season and a 3.89 earned run average. The youngster has pitched in more than 78 innings this season and walked just 29 batters. Henry lasted just 4.1 innings in his last start at Toronto.

The Diamondbacks certainly would like to have the game back from Thursday. They were two innings away from sweeping the Braves in Atlanta before the bullpen disaster. Despite the loss, Arizona still scored 26 runs in the three-game series. Now, the Diamondbacks are averaging five runs per game as a team.

Corbin Carroll is having a splendid season for the Diamondbacks. The rookie scored twice in the loss and now has 70 runs scored on the season. Carroll is hitting a team-high .283 and has clubbed 18 home runs on the season. The Diamondbacks as a team are hitting .259, which is 7th in all of baseball.

Reds Looking to Keep Pace in NL Central

The Cincinnati Reds needed those back-to-back wins. Things were not going well, with five straight losses to the Milwaukee Brewers plus some. The Reds went three straight games without scoring a run. The pitching has been the key since snapping the losing streak. The Reds allowed just three runs over their last two games.

Cincinnati has a rookie of their own. Elly De La Cruz is hitting .279 in his rookie campaign, with four home runs and 16 runs batted in. The rookie also has stolen 17 bases on the season. Cincinnati is hitting .252 as a team and rank 18th all of baseball with 106 big fly’s on the season.

For the Cincinnati Reds, Ben Lively will get the start. Lively is making his 9th start of the season. So far, he is 4-5 on the season, with a 3.72 earned run average. In his last start, he allowed three hits and a run in 4 innings against the Brewers. Over his last five starts, Lively has allowed 30 total hits.

Reds Win Third Straight

Look for Great American Ball Park to be a launching pad once again in this game. Two teams that can hit the baseball out of the ballpark against two younger starting pitchers.

The Reds know they can get hot again, and their offense is very hard to slow down. Look for the Reds to score first and keep adding to the lead in this one. Betting the Reds -130 is the choice here.

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