The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to battle the Cincinnati Reds on May 8, 2024, at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM under what is expected to be clear skies.

Jordan Montgomery will take the mound for Arizona, entering the game with a 5.625 ERA. His counterpart, Graham Ashcraft of the Reds, boasts a more modest 3.635 ERA. The Diamondbacks are currently placed 12th in the NL West Division with a record of 13-17, marking a 0.43 winning percentage, while the Reds hold the 6th spot in the NL Central Division with a tally of 16-13, translating to a 0.55 winning percentage.

As for the betting landscape, the Reds are slightly favored at home. The point spread is set at 1.5, with the over/under for the total runs scored in the game pegged at 9.0. Betting odds see the Diamondbacks at -119 on the moneyline, suggesting a slightly higher confidence in their ability to win, despite being the visiting team, compared to the Reds at -101. These odds clearly display the expected tight competition between these two division contenders.