Red Sox vs. Reds MLB Game Preview (6/21/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 21, 2024
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The Boston Red Sox are scheduled to play against the Cincinnati Reds on June 21, at 5:10 PM, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH. The game will be broadcast on BSOH. Current money lines are -111 for the Red Sox and -107 for the Reds, indicating a closely matched game under clear skies with a high of 94 degrees.

Red Sox vs. Reds pregame odds 6/21/24

In the upcoming MLB game between the Red Sox and the Reds, the odds are closely matched across several Massachusetts sportsbooks. The moneyline for both teams is nearly even, indicating a tight contest. The over/under is set around 9 to 9.5 runs, suggesting expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. Run lines show slight variations among the sportsbooks, reflecting the competitive nature of this matchup.

  • DraftKings: Red Sox -108, Reds -112, over/under 9.5
  • FanDuel: Red Sox -108, Reds -108, over/under 9.0
  • Caesars: Red Sox -110, Reds -110, over/under 9.0
  • BetMGM: Red Sox -110, Reds -110, over/under 9.0

Odds are subject to change for Red Sox vs. Reds

Red Sox vs. Reds projected starting lineups

Red Sox starting lineup

  1. LF Jarren Duran (L)
  2. RF Rob Refsnyder (R)
  3. DH Tyler O’Neill (R)
  4. 3B Rafael Devers (L)
  5. C Connor Wong (R)
  6. SS Romy Gonzalez (R)
  7. 1B Bobby Dalbec (R)
  8. 2B David Hamilton (L)
  9. CF Ceddanne Rafaela (R)

Reds starting lineup

  1. CF TJ Friedl (L)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. 3B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  4. 1B Spencer Steer (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. C Tyler Stephenson (R)
  7. LF Jacob Hurtubise (L)
  8. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  9. DH Will Benson (L)

Red Sox vs. Reds probable starters today

(BOS) Kutter Crawford (R)3-63.541.1524.17.1
(CIN) Andrew Abbott (L)5-63.421.2017.87.4

Red Sox vs. Reds injuries

Red Sox: 

  • Liam Hendriks (RP) – Elbow, out until late July.
  • Trevor Story (SS) – Shoulder, out for the 2024 season.
  • Lucas Giolito (SP) – Elbow, out for the 2024 season.
  • Bryan Mata (SP) – Lat, on the 15-day injured list.
  • Triston Casas (1B) – Ribs, out until early July.


  • Emilio Pagán (RP) – Lat, out for the first half of the 2024 season.
  • TJ Friedl (CF) – Hamstring, status uncertain.
  • Ian Gibaut (RP) – Forearm, on the 60-day injured list.
  • Matt McLain (SS) – Shoulder, out for the first half of the 2024 season.
  • Noelvi Marte (SS) – Suspension, out for 80 games.

Team Standings and Stats for Red Sox vs. Reds Game

The Boston Red Sox are currently placed third in the AL East Division with a record of 40-35, showcasing a solid performance this season. They have a batting average of .254 and have hit 81 home runs, coupled with 76 stolen bases. Their pitching staff has maintained an ERA of 3.46 with 656 strikeouts. In their last ten games, the Red Sox have won 8, losing only 2, and are on a 5-game winning streak, indicating strong recent form.

  • Runs per game: 4.7
  • Batting Average: .254
  • Home Runs: 81
  • Stolen Bases: 76
  • Earned Run Average: 3.46
  • Pitching Strikeouts: 656

On the other side, the Cincinnati Reds find themselves fifth in the NL Central Division with a 35-39 record. Their season has been challenging, with a batting average of .225 and 72 home runs. However, they lead in stolen bases with 107 and have a team ERA of 3.80. Their last ten games saw them winning 4 and losing 6, with a recent loss breaking their momentum.

  • Runs per game: 4.2
  • Batting Average: .225
  • Home Runs: 72
  • Stolen Bases: 107
  • Earned Run Average: 3.80
  • Pitching Strikeouts: 619

Player Stats for Red Sox vs. Reds

In the Red Sox vs. Reds matchup, key players like Enmanuel Valdez and Brayan Bello from the Red Sox have shown impressive performances recently. Valdez has been hitting .341 with four homers in June, and Bello secured a win to improve to a 7-4 record. From the Reds, Jeimer Candelario leads in batting average and home runs, while Elly De La Cruz excels in runs and stolen bases.

Red Sox Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Red Sox’s lineup boasts diverse leaders such as Rafael Devers, Tyler O’Neill, and David Hamilton. Devers leads with a .278 batting average, O’Neill with 15 home runs, and Hamilton with 20 stolen bases, indicating a strong offensive team.

  • AVG Leader: Rafael Devers – .278
  • HR Leader: Tyler O’Neill – 15
  • RBI Leader: Ceddanne Rafaela – 41
  • Runs Leader: Jarren Duran – 50
  • SB Leader: David Hamilton – 20

Reds Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Reds showcase talents like Jeimer Candelario and Elly De La Cruz, with Candelario leading in batting average and home runs, and De La Cruz in runs and stolen bases. Spencer Steer also stands out with 43 RBIs, highlighting the team’s competitive edge.

  • AVG Leader: Jeimer Candelario – .251
  • HR Leader: Jeimer Candelario – 12
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer – 43
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz – 47
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz – 37
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