Afternoon Annihilation MLB 10*

Afternoon Annihilation MLB 10*

Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia, 06/08/2019 16:05 EDT, Score: 1 - 4

Money Line: -135 Philadelphia

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

Afternoon Annihilation - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #902 Saturday 10* Top Play Philadelphia Phillies Money Line (-) vs Cincinnati Reds @ 4:05 ET - This line (-135 range) of course includes the home field factor. In other words, this line is basically saying that these teams would be equal on a neutral field and I completely disagree with that. This is the reason I am willing to lay a -135 price for a 10* Top Play and that is rare for me. Keep in mind, the Phillies are at the top of the NL East while the Reds are in the basement of the NL Central. Philadelphia is a fantastic 21-11 in home games this season while Cincinnati is a sub-par 13-19 in road games on the season. The Phillies are starting Nick Pivetta in this one and, after being demoted to AAA ball in the minors earlier this season, he has come back to the bigs with vengeance. Pivetta has allowed only 6 hits and has walked 0 while striking out 15 in the 11 innings spanning his two starts since returning to the Phils. The right-hander's ERA at the MLB level doesn't do him justice as he truly is a strikeout machine and his demotion in April looks like it woke him up and has taken him to another level. The only time he has hosted the Reds in his career he held them to just 2 earned runs on only 5 hits in 7 innings of work. He is capable of dominating here while the Nationals Tanner Roark is likely to get hit hard. The Washington right-hander has been hit at a .307 clip and has a 2.01 WHIP (2 baserunner per inning!) against left-handed hitters this season. Keep in mind the Phillies recent red hot left-handed bat Jay Bruce and other lefties likely to be in the lineup today include Bryce Harper, Adam Haseley, and switch-hitter Cesar Hernandez. Also, the right-handed sticks of Jean Segura, Rhys Hoskins, and Jean Segura (their 3-4-5 hitters in yesterday's lineup) have hit a combined .407 in 59 career at-bats versus Roark. Also, Maikel Franco is hitting .290 in 31 career at-bats versus Roark. The home team smashes their way to a blowout win in this one as the match-up edges for the Phillies make them well worth the price here. 10* PHILADELPHIA

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