Free MLB Picks Today: Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox 9/21/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox 9/21/22
Wed 21st September 2022

The Boston Red Sox (-110) are on the road to face the Cincinnati Reds (-110) at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday with the visitors looking for a sweep of the two-game Interleague series. Look out for a high-scoring affair with the early total at 9.5 runs with the over a -115 favorite. The Red Sox (72-75) took Tuesday’s series opener 5-3, their second head-to-head victory in three games this season. Brayan Bello got the win, allowing one run on eight hits over five innings and striking out five, and John Schreiber pitched 0.2 scoreless innings to earn his eighth save. Rob Refsnyder was 1 for 2 with a solo home run in the win. J.D. Martinez added a home run and a triple. He had two RBIs. Stuart Fairchild went 2 for 3 with a double and one run for the Reds (58-90).


Connor Seabold (0-2, 8.31 ERA) is in line for the start for Boston. The righty allowed seven runs over 2.2 innings in his last start, a 12-5 road defeat against the Yankees on July 8. He took the loss, giving up nine hits while striking out two and walking two. For Cincinnati, RHP Chase Anderson (1-3, 6.43 ERA) takes the mound. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Red Sox. Anderson made one appearance against the Red Sox in 2021, throwing one innings for the Phillies in an 11-3 home defeat on May 21. He gave up three hits and walked one, while striking out two. In his last start on Thursday, Anderson got the win on the road against the Cardinals. He threw five innings and gave up one run on one hit, striking out three and walking two in the 3-2 victory.


Over the last five games, Boston has averaged 4.6 runs a game, equal to their season average. Against right-handed pitchers like Anderson this season, the Sox have a .722 OPS. Rafael Devers is the team’s best hitter against right-handers with a .935 OPS in 368 at-bats. Cincinnati is averaging only 2.4 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.2 for the season, with their slash line slipping across the board (.214/.269/.324). The Reds have a .677 OPS against right-handers in 2022. With a .611 OPS over 344 at-bats, Kyle Farmer has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Boston is on a three-game winning streak away from Fenway Park, bringing their record to 35-38 in 2022. The Sox have scored 4.5 runs per game away from home, while allowing 4.5 runs. Cincinnati has lost five in a row at Great American Ball Park. The Reds are 29-44 at home this season, averaging 4.7 runs per game while surrendering 5.2. Boston is 8-1 in nine games between the teams at Great American Ball Park with an average scoreline of 4.9-2.7.


The Red Sox are fifth in the AL East, 17 games behind the division-leading Yankees. The Reds are fourth in the NL Central, 28 games behind the Cardinals.

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Boston Red Sox (-175)

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