Scheduled for May 8, 2024, the Arizona Diamondbacks are set to clash with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park at 6:40 PM, under clear skies. Jordan Montgomery will be the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks, currently holding an ERA of 5.625. Conversely, the Reds will field Graham Ashcraft as their pitcher, who boasts an ERA of 3.635.

In the 2024 standings within the NL West Division, the Diamondbacks sit in 12th place with a 13-17 record, reflecting a .430 winning percentage and 3rd in their division with a 7-5 record against division opponents. Recently, they have won 4 out of their last 10 matches, though they are dealing with a loss in their last game. Discussing their performance specifics, they’ve balanced a 7-7 record at home, and on the road, they stand at 6-10.

The Reds, positioned 6th in the NL Central Division boast a superior 16-13 win-loss record, marking a .550 winning percentage. They are also 3rd in their division with a 1-2 record against divisional foes, and have claimed victory in 6 out of their last 10 games including a current win streak. The team’s home record is favorable at 9-7, coupled with a slightly positive 7-6 standing away from home.

In terms of betting, the odds are suggesting a closely contested affair. The point spread has been set at 1.5, with an over/under score of 9.0. According to the moneyline, the Diamondbacks are slightly favored with -119, while the Reds are close behind at -101. This close betting line indicates that the match could go either way and adds an exciting edge to this upcoming game.