Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Bud Norris
The Cincinnati Reds head to Turner Field on Wednesday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The probable pitchers are Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds and Bud Norris for the Braves. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati at -118 and Atlanta at +108. The over/under is 8. The Reds have a 36-23-5 over/under mark and a 33-31-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Braves are 26-37-0 against the run line and have a 29-28-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Reds head into this game with a 25-39 record, and they are 8-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has a 0-0 record with an ERA of 1.50 and a WHIP of 1.83. He has 2 strikeouts during his 6 innings pitched and he has given up 8 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.62. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 6.43 and they have allowed 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the pen while they've been struck out 195 times and walked 127 times this year. As a unit, Cincinnati has given up 9.64 base hits per nine innings while striking out 6.95 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.51. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 602 base hits and 344 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 276 batters and struck out 434. They walk 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.56 and their FIP as a unit is 5.69.
As a team, Cincinnati is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Reds have a .417 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .299 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.94 hits per contest. Zack Cozart comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .314. He has 59 hits this season along with 34 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 29 times and has walked 9 times. Jay Bruce is hitting .272 and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 37 runs and he's driven in 46. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 49 times. The Reds have 507 hits, including 112 doubles and 77 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Cincinnati has walked 155 times this season and they've struck out 531 times as a unit. They've left 335 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 280 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this game with a 7-26 home mark and a 18-45 overall record. With an ERA of 4.75, Bud Norris has a 2-7 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 54 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 227 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 554 base knocks and 293 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 491. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .225 average at home. The Braves hold a .322 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.81 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .239 and he has an OBP of .330. He has 55 hits this year along with 21 runs scored and 34 RBI. He's struck out 40 times and has walked on 31 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .250 and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 58 hits so far while he's scored 29 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 29 times and has punched out 69 times. The Braves as a unit have 492 base hits, including 92 doubles and 27 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out 490 times. They've had 446 men left on base and have an OPS of .618. They score 3.17 runs per game and have totaled 200 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 36-23-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 33-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 29-28-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 26-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 CF Billy Hamilton Concussion 7-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 P Caleb Cotham Shoulder 15-day DL (5/29)
05/20/16 P Tim Adleman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 60-day DL (5/1); out for season
05/01/16 P Raisel Iglesias Shoulder 15-day DL (4/26)
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 60-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Michael Lorenzen Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/03/16 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 15-day DL (6/1)
06/02/16 3B Gordon Beckham Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKiraha Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodrigue Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves
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