Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sal Romano vs. R.A. Dickey
The Cincinnati Reds head to Turner Field on Friday, August 18, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Sal Romano for the Reds and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +133 and Atlanta at -143. The Reds have a 66-51-4 over/under mark and a 61-60-0 run line record. The Braves are 62-56-0 against the run line and have a 61-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 66-51-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 61-60-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 61-53-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 62-56-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
08/02/17 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
07/29/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (07/28)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 50-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sal Romano has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.05 and a WHIP of 1.68. He has 34 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 464 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.3. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,102 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 199 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 460 batters and struck out 978. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 5.18.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .447. He has 132 hits this season in 419 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .597 and an OPS+ of 168. Adam Duvall is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 451 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Reds have 1,049 hits, including 186 doubles and 171 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 976 times as a unit. They have left 856 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 565 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 53-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, R.A. Dickey has a 8-7 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 141 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 136 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 362 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,066 base knocks and 559 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 899 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Braves hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .360. He has 122 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 438 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 100. Ender Inciarte is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 148 hits in 497 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Braves as a unit have 1,053 base hits, including 215 doubles and 121 homers. Atlanta has walked 329 times this year and they have struck out on 879 occasions. They have had 787 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +133
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