Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Lamb (0-2) vs. Wily Peralta (4-8)
The Milwaukee Brewers host the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on Sunday. The Reds send John Lamb to the mound to face Wily Peralta of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +140 and Milwaukee at -150. The over/under was set at 8. The Reds, with a 64-62 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 60-61 over/under record. The Brewers have a 61-58 over/under record and a 58-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Reds head into this matchup with a 52-75 record, including 23-40 on the road. John Lamb has a 0-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.06 and a 1.65 WHIP. He's pitched 16.1 innings thus far while surrendering 22 hits over that time and when he starts, the Reds are 0-3. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-1. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.76 and they've given up 370 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Reds bullpen while walking 171 times and striking out 354 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.4 strikeouts per game while getting 8.57 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in baseball in team earned run average at 4.11.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .248, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .313 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.5 hits per game.
With a 29-38 home record, Milwaukee will hope to improve on their 54-74 overall mark. Wily Peralta has a record of 4-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.55 on the year with a 1.52 WHIP. He's pitched 85 innings thus far while surrendering 102 hits over that time in which the Brewers are 6-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-6. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.53 and they have given up 346 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .232 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 134 times and striking out 413 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.99 strikeouts per game while getting 8.95 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .247 average 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. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 133 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.41 hits a game.
The Reds have committed 63 errors and have combined for 1,302 assists and 3,435 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. The Brewers have committed 93 errors on the season with 1,295 assists and 3,398 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-62 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 61-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 58-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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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