Baseball odds expectations are also high for the Cincinnati Reds as they are the favorite with the MLB betting odds to repeat as champions of the National League Central Division.
The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night with a starting time of 7:05 PM ET and a telecast on ESPN2. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this potential National League playoff preview so be sure to have your account open and ready for action.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are Travis Wood of Cincinnati and Roy Halladay for Philadelphia.
Cincinnati had a MLB betting of 25-23 and was trailing the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central Division race. The Reds were 10-12 on the road and were an even 11-11 split on away totals.
Cincinnati is one of the better hitting teams in baseball and ranked 4th in the major leagues for run production while the pitching staff has struggled and ranked a poor 26th for staff earned run average.
Wood was 3-3 with a bad 5.17 earned run average. Joey Votto led the offense with a .327 average and 6 home runs with 28 runs batted in while Jay Bruce had 12 home runs and 30 runs batted in.
Philadelphia had a betting MLB online record of 29-18 and was 17-9 at home. The Phillies went over the total in just 11 out of 26 home games. Philadelphia was fighting to stay ahead of the upstart Florida Marlins in the National League East Division race. Halladay was an ace of aces on the Phillies pitching staff with 6 wins and a tidy 2.21 earned run average.
Heading into this series the Phillies had dominated the Reds with 15 wins in the last 20 games between the two teams as 6 of the last 9 matchups between the Reds and Phillies went under the total.
Cincinnati has really struggled in Philadelphia with just 2 wins in their last 16 games in the City of Brotherly Love as 10 of the last 15 games in this head to head series at Philadelphia have gone under the baseball odds total.