Reds vs. Royals MLB Picks: Plethora of Evidence Signals 'Over'

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:20 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 19, 2015 5:20 PM UTC

We are pleased to share our MLB Pick on Tuesday’s Total Run Odds for the Interleague game between the Reds and Royals. Take some time to read our enlightening article.

Kansas City “Here We Come” for Reds
Kansas City will host Cincinnati on Tuesday with the first pitch slated for 8:10 PM ET. According to the MLB odds at Pinnacle, Kansas City is a -113 money line favorite, and the posted total is 7.0.


Starting Pitchers
The Reds will go with their ace Jonny Cueto on the hill today. His overall body of work has been solid in 2015, posting a 2.93 ERA, and a better than 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio in eight starts. However, Cueto has been a bit shaky during his previous three starts, compiling a somewhat lofty 4.64 ERA, and he allowed 4 home runs in 21 1/3 innings of work.

The Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He’s posted an unimpressive 5.36 ERA in his first seven outings. Ventura has also displayed poor form during his previous three starts, posting a large 6.87 ERA and 1.80 WHIP.


Reds Report
The Cincinnati pitching staff has been torched in their last three outings, allowing an average of 10.0 runs and 15.0 hits per game. The Reds have gone 14-6 over the total this season when they’re +125 to -125 on the money line like they will be tonight. Those twenty games have averaged a combined 10.0 runs scored per contest.


Royals Hitting Machine
The Kansas City Royals are the top hitting team in the American League with a collective batting average of .287. They’ve been especially effective versus right-handed starting pitchers, averaging 5.5 runs per game, hitting a robust .292 as a team, and going 15-6-1 over the total. They will be facing a starting pitcher (Cueto) tonight that averages only 1.37 walks per start. Kansas City is 10-2 over the total this season when facing a starting pitcher that allows an average of 1.75 or less walks per start, and those games have averaged a combined 10.0 runs scored per contest.


Final Analysis
I firmly believe there’s a surplus of evidence that supports this game being a high scoring affair tonight, and one of my MLB picks on Tuesday will be indicative of just that.

MLB Picks: Play on the Reds and Royals to go over the total of 7.0 at Pinnacle.

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