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Known as the “Big Red Machine” during the 1970s, the Cincinnati Reds have been searching for ways to build a dominant contender ever since they made four MLB World Series appearances during that decade. Cincinnati only took two of four titles in the ’70s, but they came back-to-back, and the second one in 1976 saw Cincinnati go through the entire MLB playoffs without losing an entire game (7-0). The third and last title came in 1990.
Recently the struggles have been constant outside of a few good regular seasons from 2010-2013. Consistent losing by a team never ingratiates them to bettors and Cincinnati Reds odds have typically been ones that MLB bettors go against quite often.
Cincinnati Reds’ Standings
There haven’t been too many positive results the past few decades for the Cincinnati Reds standings positioning. Check below to see where the Reds currently sit in this year’s standings.
Bet On Cincinnati Reds’ Games
After consecutive 90+ win seasons in 2012 and 2013 ended with losses in the NLDS and NL Wild Card game, Cincinnati’s management team decided that drastic changes were needed and went the rebuilding/reloading route. The core of those teams had earned a reputation of underperforming when the stakes were the highest and the Reds thought it was best to take a step back before they could take a step forward.
Bettors took notice of Cincinnati’s struggles in crunch time late in the 2013 season as, despite their 90-72 SU record, the Reds actually finished -5.1 units against the moneyline that year and was a negative bet at home (-1 unit) and on the road (-4.1 units). When the Reds decided to unload many of their high-priced players after that season it was accepted that growing pains would definitely follow and savvy bettors stayed ahead of the curve by fading this team the next two seasons. The Reds were -10.5 units in 2014 and hit rock bottom in 2015 as the worst MLB bet in the majors at -31.1 units.
Numbers like that don’t leave too much room for optimism in the foreseeable future for Cincinnati. The youth movement is in full swing now as only 1B Joey Votto remains from those division-winning teams in the early 2010s. The roster turnover in Cincinnati has been swift and dramatic, and bettors clearly have to take a wait and see approach with this team the next few years before they can be consistently backed.