Reds vs Phillies Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 9 (Runs Scored Early & Often in Philadelphia)
By Larry Rupp
Reds vs. Phillies Game Info
- Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
- Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
- Venue: Citizens Bank Park -- Philadelphia, PA
- Coverage: BS-OH and NBCSP+
The 2023 MLB season continues on Sunday with an exciting showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have emerged victorious in the first two games of this series, winning by final scores of 5-2 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday. Both games were decided late.
The Reds will look to avoid a sweep with Connor Overton (0-0, 11.25 ERA) on the mound, while the Phillies will aim to defend home-field advantage with Taijuan Walker (0-1, 8.31 ERA). Will Cincinnati steal a game at Citizens Bank Park?
Reds vs. Phillies Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: CIN: (+152) | PHI: (-180)
- Spread: CIN: +1.5 (-137) | PHI: -1.5 (+114)
- Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
The Phillies enter this National League matchup as home favorites on the moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also has a projected total of 8.5 runs, which the under favored at -115 odds.
Reds vs. Phillies Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 0-8 straight up in its last eight away games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Cincinnati's last six games.
- Philadelphia is 6-0 straight up in its last six games against Cincinnati.
- The total has hit the under in each of Philadelphia's last five home games.
Reds vs. Phillies Prediction & Pick
The Reds enter Sunday having lost eight straight away games, dating back to the end of the 2022 season. They have been held to just four runs across 18.0 innings in this series and cannot string together multiple hits in a row. It has been a frustrating effort from manager David Bell's team lately.
On the other side, the Phillies have done exactly what they needed to bounce back from a 1-5 road trip to start the season. Scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday to win provides some much-needed momentum. Philly is now 38-14 across their last 52 games at Citizens Bank Park.
There isn't much of a pitching advantage for either side in this game as Overton and Walker each struggled in their 2023 debut. That makes what happens at the plate even more important and I trust a Phillies team that ranks ninth in team batting average to get the job done in a high-scoring battle.
Final Score Prediction: Reds: 4 | Phillies: 6
Reds vs. Phillies Best Bet
There's a lot to like about the idea of seeing the offenses get hot early. Walker gave up 2 runs in the first inning against the Yankees in his first start and Overton allowed 3 runs in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds hit a solo homer in the first inning on Saturday and the Phillies have momentum coming off a walk-off win. Trust pros like Trea Turner and Jonathan India to come through.
Bet: First Inning Over 0.5 Runs (-113)
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