Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Keyvius Sampson (2-2) vs. Matt Garza (6-14)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Miller Park on Saturday. Keyvius Sampson is the probable starter for the Reds and he'll face Matt Garza of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +125 and Milwaukee at -135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Reds have a 60-60 over/under record and a 64-61 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Brewers have a 61-57 over/under record and a 57-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
The Reds come into this game with a 52-74 record, and they are 23-39 away from home. Keyvius Sampson has an earned run average of 5.55 and is 2-2 so far on the season while having a 1.68 WHIP. The Reds are 3-2 over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 30 hits over that time period. The Reds are also 2-3 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.72 and they've given up 368 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen while being struck out 353 times and walking 169 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.10.
Cincinnati is batting .248 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .239 away from home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .313 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game and Joey Votto leads the team with 132.
With a 53-74 overall record, Milwaukee will come into this game 28-38 at home. Matt Garza is starting this game 6-14 for the season with an earned run average of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.50. The Brewers have a record of 8-15 over the 140.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 158 hits. The Brewers are also 13-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.56 and they have given up 344 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .232 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 411 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .248 at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .304 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game and Gerardo Parra leads the team with 133.
The Reds have committed 63 errors and have combined for 1,295 assists and 3,411 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .980 team fielding percentage while committing 93 errors, accumulating 1286 assists and compiling 3,371 put outs.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-61 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 61-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 57-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/27/15 CF Brennan Boesch Ankle "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
08/23/15 P Manny Parra Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
08/19/15 CF Billy Hamilton Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
08/21/15 P Tyler Cravy Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
08/14/15 P Michael Blazek Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/13)
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers
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