Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves 8/19/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robert Stephenson vs. Julio Teheran
The Cincinnati Reds head to Turner Field on Saturday, August 19, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Robert Stephenson for the Reds and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +136 and Atlanta at -146. The Reds have a 67-51-4 over/under mark and a 62-60-0 run line record. The Braves are 63-56-0 against the run line and have a 62-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 67-51-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 62-60-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 62-53-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 63-56-0 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 51-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robert Stephenson has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 6.64 and a WHIP of 1.79. He has 41 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 473 hitters and walked 197 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 5.34. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,115 base hits and 641 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 462 batters and struck out 988. They have walked 3.8 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 5.22.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Reds hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .448. He has 134 hits this season in 424 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .601 and an OPS+ of 170. Adam Duvall is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Reds have 1,061 hits, including 188 doubles and 173 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 983 times as a unit. They have left 864 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 578 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 54-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, Julio Teheran has a 7-10 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 137.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 138 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 366 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 363 batters and walked 160 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 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 1,075 base knocks and 563 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 902 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Braves hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, 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 .278 with an OBP of .359. He has 123 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 443 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 99. Ender Inciarte is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 150 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .408. The Braves as a unit have 1,065 base hits, including 217 doubles and 125 homers. Atlanta has walked 334 times this year and they have struck out on 884 occasions. They have had 793 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 540 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +136
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