Cincinnati Reds were a charter member of the American Association in 1882 before joining the National League in 1890. The Reds, who play at the Great American Ball Park, are part of the National League Central division, one of the toughest divisions. Nicknamed The Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds have five World Series titles to their name, the first coming in 1919, the last of which in 1990. In the 1970s the Reds were an excellent team, winning six of their seven National League West division titles.
They also won four National League Pennants and two World Series. This was the team that earned The Big Red Machine moniker.
The Reds won 96 games in the 1999 season, but lost to the New York Mets in a one-game playoff. The following year, the Reds went 85-77, apparently not good enough for Jack McKeon to keep his job; the Reds did not have another winning season until 2010.
Johnny Bench — the former all-star catcher who played his entire career with the Reds —is the franchise’s all-time leader in home runs with 389. Pete Rose’s 3,358 hits in a Reds uniform also stand stands as a franchise-best.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Lines Today
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Cincinnati Reds Standings Right Now
Where do Cincinnati Reds stand in the National League Central division right now? How far away are the Reds from moving up a place? The standings table below reveals all.
How To Win At Cincinnati Reds Betting
The 2016 season was nothing to write home about for the Cincinnati Reds, who finished last in the National League Central Division and missed the playoffs for the third straight year.
The Reds finished that season with a runs differential of -138 after scoring 716 but giving up 854, third most in the NL.
Joey Votto is the club’s top offensive weapon and the NL MVP proved that during the 2016 when he hit 29 home runs to go with 97 RBIs. It marked the second straight season the Canadian first baseman hit 29 home runs while also holding a batting average well above .300.
Billy Hamilton is a special player. The base-running specialist had 58 stolen bases in 2016 and will likely top that in the future. The problem for Hamilton is getting on base, as he’s a career .240 hitter.
The real issue with the Reds has been pitching, mainly due to the fact that the team is lacking a No. 1 option. Cincinnati finished second last in the NL in ERA, posting an overall average of 4.91 — only the Arizona Diamondbacks had a worse average during the 2016 season. In addition, the Reds’ pitching staff surrendered an NL-leading 636 walks.
Bet with caution when putting your money on the Reds. Look for favorable matchups and back the club when it plays on home soil.
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