Two of the best offenses in the MLB are set to go head-to-head when the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds clash in a two-game set. The Yanks and Reds sit within the top five in runs, batting average and slugging percentage. Bettors should take notice with the Yankees going OVER in eight of their past nine and the Reds topping the total in 12 of their past 15.
– Shark Bites
- Billy Hamilton is hitting .355 with six stolen bases in the Reds’ past 7 games.
- The Yankees are 5-0 in their past 5 games while averaging 7.6 rpg.
- The Reds are 5-0 in their past 5 games while averaging 8.4 rpg.
Reds pitcher Rookie Davis has the luxury of facing an exhausted Yankees lineup when he gets the start Monday. The Bronx Bombers are coming off an 18-inning marathon that saw the squad send 15 batters to the plate for 63 at-bats. The youngster is coming off the best start of his major league career, as he went 5.0 innings without allowing a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Masahiro Tanaka will look to pick up the W for his fifth straight start when he takes the bump. The righty has posted a 2.51 ERA in his past four starts with an 18/4 K/BB ratio. Tanaka will be facing a Reds lineup that scored a combined 31 runs in their most recent three-game series against the San Francisco Giants.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Cincinnati Reds as 128 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-4.6 win for the Reds on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cincinnati Reds bring a 17-14 record to the battle against the 20-9 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs New York injuries news.
This game puts the Cincinnati Reds, most recently No. 19 in Odds – Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the New York Yankees, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.26 runs per game, against a New York Yankees defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.97 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, less than New York Yankees batters have averaged on the year (9.69 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees’s last 9 games
- NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cincinnati’s last 15 games
- Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 9th