Reds vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2021

Written By Staff on April 9, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Oddsmakers list the Arizona Diamondbacks at  in their home opener against the Cincinnati Reds () at Chase Field on Friday. The game starts at 9:40 PM ET. Tyler Mahle starts for Cincinnati while Arizona will counter with Taylor Widener.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Reds vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Mahle (CIN) Pitcher Widener (ARI)
1 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
5.0 IP 6.0
3.60 ERA 0.00
1.200 WHIP 0.830
16.2 K/9 7.5
3.6 BB/9 3.0

Reds Probable Starter Tyler Mahle

  • Mahle (1-0) makes the start for the Reds, his second of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the righty tossed five innings against the Cardinals, allowing two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The Reds were the moneyline favorite for one Mahle start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:03 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Mahle

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Asdrúbal Cabrera 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Eduardo Escobar 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Josh Rojas 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Carson Kelly 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Christian Walker 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Taylor Widener

  • Widener heads to the mound for the Diamondbacks to make his second start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw six scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Padres.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:03 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Betting Trends

  • Last season the Reds had the No. 27 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (243 total runs).
  • The Reds finished 23-18 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 56.1% of those games).
  • Cincinnati went 16-14 last year (winning 53.3% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -130 or shorter.
  • Cincinnati combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 25 times last season for a 25-33-2 record against the over/under.
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Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Diamondbacks were the underdog 39 times and won 16, or 41%, of those games.
  • Arizona entered 27 games last season as the underdog by +112 or more and was 9-18 in those contests.
  • Games involving Arizona went over the total set by bookmakers in 24 of 57 chances last season.

Reds Players to Watch

  • Nicholas Castellanos hit .225 last season with 11 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Castellanos ranked 18th in HR.
  • Eugenio Suarez hit 15 home runs with 38 RBI last year.
  • Suarez ranked 15th in HR (15), and 22nd in RBI (38) among qualified hitters in MLB play.

Reds Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 218 .225 37 14 34 .295 .781
Eugenio Suárez 198 .202 29 15 38 .309 .779
Joey Votto 186 .226 32 11 22 .351 .797
Jesse Winker 149 .255 27 12 23 .388 .932
Mike Moustakas 139 .230 13 8 27 .327 .795
Tucker Barnhart 98 .204 10 5 13 .291 .679
Nick Senzel 70 .186 8 2 8 .247 .604
Kyle Farmer 64 .266 4 0 4 .329 .642
Aristides Aquino 47 .170 7 2 8 .304 .623
Tyler Stephenson 17 .294 4 2 6 .400 1.047

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Last season, David Peralta drove in 34 runs while batting .300.
  • Peralta ranked 23rd in BA among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Christian Walker finished with 34 RBI while batting .271 and hitting seven homers.
  • Among qualified hitters, Walker ranked fourth in SLG in the league.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Walker 218 .271 35 7 34 .333 .792
David Peralta 203 .300 19 5 34 .339 .772
Eduardo Escobar 203 .212 22 4 20 .257 .592
Asdrúbal Cabrera 190 .242 23 8 31 .305 .752
Carson Kelly 122 .221 11 5 19 .264 .649
Stephen Vogt 72 .167 6 1 7 .247 .525
Josh VanMeter 70 .129 9 2 6 .228 .485
Tim Locastro 69 .290 15 2 7 .395 .859
Josh Rojas 61 .180 9 0 2 .257 .437
Pavin Smith 37 .270 7 1 4 .341 .746

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