Thursday, July 30, 2009

Padres-Reds Lines Preview

The Cincinnati Reds will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park.
Righthander Tim Stauffer will take the mound for the Padres to start this game. Stauffer is 0-2 this season with a 3.21 ERA.
The Reds will counter Stauffer with ace Johnny Cueto. Righthander Cueto has a 3.78 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Kyle Blanks and Adrian Gonzalez homered in a five-run first inning as the Padres cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Reds on Wednesday. The Padres won that game as a +140 underdog, while the eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Blanks finished with three RBIs, while Gonzalez drove in a pair of runs for the Padres. Mat Latos combined on a one-hitter and picked up his second win with the seven-inning performance.
Jerry Hairston hit a solo home run for the Reds, who were favored at -160. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and seven runs over seven innings in the loss.
Current streak:
San Diego has won 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
San Diego: 40-62 SU
Cincinnati: 45-55 SU
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
Cincinnati is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Next up:
San Diego home to Milwaukee, Friday, July 31
Cincinnati home to Colorado, Friday, July 31



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