Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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Boston at Cincinnati, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, September 22, 2017
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, NESN (Boston), FSN Ohio (Cincinnati)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox RH Rick Porcello (10-17, 4.46 ERA) vs. Reds RH Sal Romano (5-6, 4.07)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Boston Red Sox [R. Porcello -R] -1½ +115 -135 Ov 9½ +105
Cincinnati Reds [S. Romano -R] +1½ -135 +125 Un 9½ -125
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The Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Great American Ball Park in an interleague contest.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Rick Porcello in this game. Porcello has a 10-17 record and a 4.46 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Sal Romano. The right hander has a 4.07 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.

Porcello answered his recent 1-3 stretch with a sterling outing on Saturday, allowing an unearned run on five hits in 7 1/3 innings of a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay. The 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner has kept the ball in the park in each of his last two outings after surrendering three homers in his previous tilt and 35 overall this season. Porcello has limited experience against the current roster of the Reds, with Joey Votto going 3-for-3 with a homer.

Romano improved to 3-1 in his last six outings on Saturday after scattering five hits and striking out six in a career-high eight scoreless innings of a 2-1 victory versus Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old rookie settled down after a 38-pitch first inning to subdue the Pirates. “I felt like I got into a good rhythm,” Romano said. “Good fastball command. I through my curveball for strikes. Changeup has been good for me.”

Oddsmakers opened the Red Sox as -147-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total opened at 9.5.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn’t so much interested in what is in his team’s rear-view mirror as opposed to what is outside its windshield. Fresh off seeing Boston secure a playoff spot, Farrell and the Red Sox look to inch closer to the American League East title on Friday when they open a three-game interleague series against the host Cincinnati Reds.

“Just getting into the playoffs is not our goal,” Farrell said. “Certainly it’s a steppingstone toward other things that we have our sights set on, as many teams do. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.” Boston collected a pair of 11-inning victories and capped a three-game sweep of Baltimore with a 9-0 rout on Wednesday, improving to 11-3 in its last 14 to remain three games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees. NL Central cellar-dwelling Cincinnati hasn’t entertained postseason aspirations in quite some time and is playing like it, having yielded 25 runs in its three-game sweep at the hands of St. Louis. Rookie outfielder Jesse Winker crossed the plate twice in the Reds’ 8-5 setback on Thursday and has scored six runs during his five-game hitting streak.

The Reds were a 8-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -213 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 9-0 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Boston at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

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Boston:
Team record: 88-64 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Cincinnati:
Team record: 66-87 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Cincinnati is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Cincinnati Saturday, September 23

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Boston LF Andrew Benintendi, who grew up in nearby Madeira, Ohio, has 18 hits, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored in his last 11 games.

2. Votto has hit safely in three straight contests and nine of his last 10.

3. Farrell could receive a closer look at his son, RHP Luke Farrell, who has made four relief appearances for the Reds since being called up from the minors.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Boston Red Sox will win outright at -135 and the game will stay under 9½  runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Red Sox 5, Reds 1 at bovada-logo-top-book.

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