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Miami Marlins odds, tips and predictions for the Cincinnati Reds

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Miami Marlins odds, tips and predictions for the Cincinnati Reds

Miami Marlins odds, tips and predictions for the Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds are aiming to win the series on Thursday. The Reds welcome the Miami Marlins to a four-game final at the Great American Ballpark. Cincinnati and Miami line up for matinee on game day. The Marlins are 46-52 this season, while the Reds are averaging 38-59. Graham Ashcraft (4-2, 4.70 ERA) was on the mound for Cincinnati, and Miami called up Jacksonville’s Triple-A right back Daniel Castano at the start.

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The first game is at 12:35pm. ET in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the favorite on the odds line at -140 (risk $140 to win $100), while Miami is +118. The total is over nine points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Marlins vs. Reds odds. Before you choose Reds vs. Marlins, you’ll want to review MLB predictions and betting recommendations from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

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The SportsLine prediction model simulates 10,000 MLB games per game, with 284-243 top MLB money line options as of the start of the 2021 season, earning over $400 for a $100 player. This is the same model that set the 2021 Atlanta Braves 10-1 as one of the top three bets to win last season. Everyone who followed him saw great rewards.

Now, the model has its sights set on the Marlins vs. the Reds, and has just listed its draft picks and MLB projections. You can now head over to SportsLine to see a selection of models. Now here are a few MLB odds and betting lines for the Reds vs. Marlins:

  • Marlins vs. Reds money line: Reds -140, Marlins +118
  • Marlins vs. Reds run line: Reds -1.5 (+143)
  • CIN: The Reds are 16-23 in day games
  • Marlins vs. Reds over-under: 9 runs
  • Marlins vs. Reds picks: See picks at SportsLine
  • MIA: The Marlins are 19-21 in day games

Why You Should Bet on Marlins

Miami’s pace set an impressive tone. The Marlins lead the National League in stealing bases, and Miami is well-positioned to put pressure on Cincinnati by acquiring extra bases. The Heat’s offense is also in this matchup, but it’s a struggling Reds bullpen. The Cincinnati Relief ranks last in the National League this season with a 5.00+ ERA, and the Reds also rank last in the nation in wins over backup pitchers.

The Cincinnati bullpen has a combined ground ball rate of less than 40 percent with more than four walks every nine innings. On the run defense, Miami should also benefit from Cincinnati’s struggles, as the Reds fail on offense in 2022. Cincinnati currently ranks in the bottom five in the National League in hits, doubles, threes, home runs, walks and hits, slugging percentage and OPS this season.

Why you should bet big

Cincinnati’s offense is largely centered on Brandon Drury. The 29-year-old infielder ranks in the top 25 in the National League in home runs this season, and Drewry is batting over .500 in 2022. By contrast, Cincinnati didn’t add much power to the offense from Miami. The Marlins rank third in the National League in scoring, walks, doubles, home runs, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage this season.

Cincinnati also has a quality starting option in Ashcraft, and the 24-year-old has a 3.34 ERA at home this season. Ashcraft limits opponents to 2.3 walks and 0.9 homers per nine innings, and the southpaw has an OPS of just 0.517 against him in 2022.

How to do the Redskins vs. the Marlins’ draft picks

SportsLine’s model leans in overall, with an estimated 9.3 runs in total. It also says that one side of the money line has all the value. MLB picks for this model are only available on SportsLine.

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Interest from other teams could make Chris Sale wear another shirt in 2023

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Interest from other teams could make Chris Sale wear another shirt in 2023

Interest from other teams could make Chris Sale wear another shirt in 2023

Although no more serious negotiations have begun, the Boston Red Sox have noted the interest of other franchises in pitcher Chris Sale and have not ruled out involving him in a possible trade.

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Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported that while the Red Stockings are not thinking of trading any of their starters, they may at least listen and consider offers for the members of the rotation, due to many options in the sector.

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However, if the team decides that Ace’s time in Boston is over, Sale can veto his fate and choose where he will go, since the no-trade clause in his contract gives him this possibility.

Should any team decide to take over the pitcher’s contract this offseason, they will secure his services for at least two more years, as Chris Sale becomes a free agent only in 2025.

Known for his excellent left-handedness, the athlete has a considerable history of physical problems. In addition to missing the entire already shortened 2020 season as a result of recovery from Tommy John surgery, Sale also took the field nine times the following year in uneven performances.

This season did not start in good shape for Sale either, who missed the start due to a rib injury during Spring Training. When he was healthy, he played only twice and fractured his little finger during an away game against the New York Yankees in July in his last performance. In addition, he broke his wrist riding a bicycle.

“You can’t make that up, right?” said Chaim Bloom, head of baseball operations for the Sox Kings. “We need to send some people after whoever is with Chris Sale’s voodoo doll and get it back.”

Sale was among the top six nominees for the Cy Young award between 2012 and 2018, receiving seven All-Star Game nominations, one World Series win, recording the record for unblemished innings with three (tied with Sandy Koufax and Max Scherzer) and owns a 5.33 strikeouts-to-walk average, the best mark in league history.

Taking into account his wins, but also the medical issue, Chris Sale will have to prove himself again as an elite pitcher who has made it through the injuries. If so, he is a powerful weapon on the mound, regardless of the uniform he wears.

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Pirates sign veteran pitcher Rich Hill to a one-year deal

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Pirates sign veteran pitcher Rich Hill to a one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and left-handed pitcher Rich Hill finalized terms on a one-year, $8 million contract on Tuesday (27), reported Jeff Passan of ESPN USA.

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Hill, 42, will be entering his 19th season in the MLB. He accumulated a 4.27 ERA with 109 strikeouts in 124.1 innings for the Boston Red Sox in 2022. Including, his last stint in Boston was his fourth with the team.

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Since 2015, when the lefty had a “resurgence” period in his career, he has maintained an average of 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings, along with a good 2.91 ERA (140 ERA+) and a 1.06 WHIP in 87 total games.

The veteran pitcher has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Guardians, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, and New York Mets during his long career.

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The Mariners acquire Wong from the Brewers in exchange for Winker and Toro.

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The Mariners acquire Wong from the Brewers in exchange for Winker and Toro.

The Mariners acquired Kolten Wong from the Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Abraham Toro, filling a much-needed left-handed spot in their lineup.

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DETAILS OF THE TRADE

  • 2B for the Mariners Kolten Wong
  • Brewers are awarded: LF/DH INF Jesse Winker Toro, Abraham.

The Mariners will also receive $1.75 million to help offset Wong’s $10 million salary in 2023, when he will be a free agent. Winker is due $8.25 million in his final year before free agency, effectively a money and player swap for Seattle, while Toro is in his first year of arbitration as a Super Two player and won’t be a free agent until until 2026.

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Wong has been a Mariners goal since the team came short of signing him as a free agency ahead of the 2021 season, when Seattle offered a two-year deal but Milwaukee offered a third-year club option, which was the difference at the time, according to sources. The Mariners had inquired about Wong’s availability at the Trade Deadline the previous two seasons, but the competing Brewers were uninterested in moving him.

However, with numerous arbitration-eligible players set to receive raises this offseason, many in the business anticipated that the team might be willing to move some of its higher-priced players for payroll relief, prospect capital, and/or depth. Toro, a switch-hitting infielder with glimpses of good performance, provides longevity for the Brewers’ squad, while Winker, coming off a terribly disappointing season, returns to a division where he flourished with the Reds while facing the motivation of a contract year with the Brewers.

The Brewers activated Wong’s option last month instead of paying him a $2 million buyout, opening the door for him to be traded, which sparked interest from clubs other than Seattle, according to sources.

Wong, 32, is coming off what was maybe his greatest season at the plate, hitting.251/.339/.430 (.769 OPS) with a career-high 15 homers, 24 doubles, four triples, 47 RBIs, and 116 wRC+ (league average is 100) while collecting 2.5 wins above replacement, according to FanGraphs.

Some of this was by purpose, with a more deliberate attempt to raise the ball higher. His line-drive and fly-ball rates were the best in his career the last two years (49.3% combined), but his ground-ball percentage was the lowest (43.7% for ’21-22). It’s possible that his OPS+ in each of the last two seasons – 110 in ’21 and 118 in ’22 – was the greatest of his career.

Wong is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who is coming off a defensively bad year in which he was worth minus-9 outs above average (placing in the third percentile, per Statcast) and minus-1 defensive runs saved.

Some of that could be attributed to lower-body injuries he battled throughout the year, such as a right calf strain from a hit-by-pitch in June, which led to a stint on the injured list and persisted despite treatment and footwear experimentation. A full offseason of rest and a Spring Training with infield coaching guru Perry Hill, who has helped J.P. Crawford and Ty France among others, should be beneficial.

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