The Cincinnati Reds have the first game of a doubleheader and the middle game of a three-game interleague series with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday afternoon.
The Reds are coming off a 4-3 road win yesterday. Spencer Steer went 1 for 3 with a RBI for Cincinnati. Graham Ashcraft pitched 7.0 innings allowing five hits and three earned runs. He also struck out 10 batters and two walks in the win.
The Angels had Logan O’Hoppe finish 1 for 3 during the game with a solo homer. Lucas Giolito lasted 6.0 innings, giving up five hits and four runs (one earned). He also walked two and struck out nine in the loss.
Which team can figure out how to gain momentum for the second game of the day?
Reds vs. Angels Betting Odds
Reds vs. Angels Match Details
- Fixture: Cincinnati @ Los Angeles
- Date and Time: August 23, 2023, 4:07 p.m. EST
- Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California
Cincinnati (65-61) is third in the NL Central standings. They have won five of their last ten games. The Reds carry a home record of 31-34 and a road record of 30-30. Cincinnati’s offense is ranked 14th, with a team batting average of .249 and an OPS of .739. Andrew Abbott (8-3) is the probable pitcher for today’s game. He has an ERA of 2.99 and 88 strikeouts.
Los Angeles (61-65) is fourth in the AL West standings. They have lost seven of their last ten games. They carry a home record of 32-31 and a road record of 29-34. The Angels have a team batting average of .250, an OPS of .758, and their offense is seventh. Shohei Ohtani (10-5) will toe the slab for this matchup. He has a 3.17 ERA and struck out 165 batters this season.
Looking at the last seven starts for these pitchers, Andrew Abbott is 4-2 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 39.2 innings of work while Shohei Ohtani is 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 41.2 innings. The offenses in the last five games, the Reds are scoring 3.6 runs per game while the Angels are averaging 4.4 runs per game. All in all, take the Reds to cover on the road as an underdog.
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