Phillies vs Reds Pick & Prediction | Tuesday MLB Odds

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Phillies vs Reds Pick & Prediction | Tuesday MLB Odds

Tuesday, April 2
6:40 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Phillies Odds
MoneylineOver/UnderRun Line
-1140 / -106u
Cincinnati Reds Odds
MoneylineOver/UnderRun Line
-114o / -106u
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Phillies vs Reds odds for Tuesday, April 2, have the Phillies listed as -150 favorites on the moneyline with an over/under set at 8 total runs. My Phillies vs Reds prediction targets the F5 moneyline for the Reds, who won the series opener at Citizens Bank Park thanks to 10th-inning grand slam from Spencer Steer.

The starting pitching matchup for Reds vs Phillies on Tuesday features Graham Ashcraft and Spencer Turnbull, who are both making their first outings of the season. Continue reading for my Cincinnati-Philadelphia preview and Phillies vs Reds pick.

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Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati has jumped out to an impressive 3-1 start through four games, which includes back-to-back comeback victories.

The Reds captured two of three from the Nationals in the opening series, capped off by a pair of home runs in the 9th inning in Sunday's 6-5 triumph.

In Monday's win, Cincinnati trailed 2-0 after the first inning, but scored 2 runs in the 6th inning to tie things up. Spencer Steer's go-ahead grand slam gave the Reds a 6-2 lead in the 10th inning, while the Phillies plated a run in the bottom of the inning to help the game go Over the total of 8.5 runs.

However, the Reds struck out 17 times in the win, including eight times against Phillies' starter Cristopher Sanchez.

Cincinnati sends out right-hander Graham Ashcraft to the mound this evening, who is coming off a 7-9 campaign in 2023 to go along with a 4.76 ERA.

Ashcraft's best start last season came against the Phillies in a 13-0 shutout as he tossed six scoreless innings. Bryce Harper did not play in that game, while Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, and Nick Castellanos combined to go 0-for-10.

Ashcraft closed 2023 by compiling 10 consecutive Unders, while allowing seven earned runs in his final four road outings.

The Reds have eclipsed the Over in all four games, but the last two games were on the way to an Under before a big 9th inning on Sunday and a huge 10th inning on Monday.

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Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies were on their way to a second straight National League pennant before falling apart late in the NLCS to the Diamondbacks last October.

Philadelphia lost twice to rival Atlanta in a playoff rematch to start the season as the Phillies salvaged the final game of that series on Sunday, 5-4.

The Phillies need to stretch their starting pitcher past the fifth inning as none of the last three starters have made it past that point. Sanchez pitched well through five innings last night, but allowed a walk and a double to start the sixth inning and was pulled.

Jeff Hoffman replaced Sanchez and yielded back-to-back hits as Cincinnati tied the game and Sanchez was charged with the two runs.

The Phillies turn to former Tigers' right-hander Spencer Turnbull to get on track as he makes his Philadelphia debut tonight.

Turnbull turned in a dreadful 3-17 record in 2019 with Detroit but pulled off a no-hitter in 2021 against the Mariners.

Last season, Turnbull posted a 7.26 ERA, while the Tigers won three of his seven starts. All three wins came as a heavy underdog, but he never pitched six innings in any outing, so the Phillies' bullpen will likely be active again tonight.

Reds vs. Phillies

Betting Pick & Prediction

Ashcraft put together a 5-1 record in the first five innings in his final six road starts last season. The Cincinnati right-hander has to feel confident against this Philadelphia lineup after last season's successful start.

Turnbull isn't a reliable starter and likely won't last a long time tonight so we'll look at Cincinnati in the first five innings.

Pick: Reds F5 ML (+120 at BetMGM) | Play to +110

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