Phillies vs Reds: Best bets, TV schedule & betting preview for April 14th

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MLB Phillies Nick Castellanos, who is playing in the 2023 MLB All Star Game
ATLANTA, GA Ð OCTOBER 12: Philadelphia right fielder Nick Castellanos (8) runs to first base during game 2 of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on October 12th, 2022 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Phillies won their first series of the year against the Cincinnati Reds, but a 6-2 defeat yesterday has made the chances of a repeat a little trickier. Taijuan Walker will be hoping to right the ship with a strong effort this evening.

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Phillies vs Reds info:

Date: Friday, April 14th | Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
TV channel: MLB TV

Phillies vs Reds Betting preview

Money line: Cincinnati Reds (+130) | Philadelphia Phillies (-150)
Run Line: Cincinnati Reds +1.5 (-130) | Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (+110)
Run total: Over/Under 10 (-105)

Pitching matchup

Taijuan Walker (0-1, 6.00 ERA), Connor Overton (0-0, 10.31 ERA)

This is a rematch from last series. When the two last locked horns, Walker allowed 2 runs in 4.75 innings, while Overton gave up 9 runs and 14 hits in eight.

The Phillies offense has been inconsistent since then, having only scored 2 runs in yesterday’s loss. The team ranks 24th in the MLB in runs scored per game which is a far cry from the team fans fell in love with last season.

The Reds shouldn’t be overlooked and Phillies fans are learning that the hard way. Will Myers put up a pair of hits and RBI’s yesterday, while Jake Fraley has already demonstrated his ability against the Phils this season with a 3-run double last week. Elsewhere, Jason Vosler had an RBI double last week and has 9 to his name this season. Cincy might only have 55 runs on the year, but they’re far more efficient offensively than a Phillies team that continues to stack bases and leave runners stranded.

However, the Phils are still batting .287 on the year and lit up Overton when they last met. There is every chance this offense catches fire again and the Phils have been able to really get some impressive production from unlikely places.

Brandon Marsh has a hit in 9 of his 12 games this year, while Edmundo Sosa had a pair of hits against the Reds yesterday as he looks to continue to prove he’s more than just a temporary solution.

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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 18: Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) during the MLB game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves on September 18, 2022, at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire)

Betting pick

The over feels high at 10, but the last time these two pitchers clashed, the game finished with that exact number. The Phillies will sniff blood in the water and could safely send this total over by themselves.

Betting pick: Philadelphia Phillies to win & over 10 runs (+220 )

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