Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves 8/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Sean Newcomb
The Cincinnati Reds visit Turner Field on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at -102 and Atlanta at -108. The Reds have a 67-52-4 over/under record and a 63-60-0 run line mark. The Braves are 63-57-0 against the run line and have a 62-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 67-52-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 63-60-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 62-54-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 63-57-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 10-day DL (08/18)
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)
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
08/18/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 10-day DL (08/17)
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 52-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 3.39 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 66 strikeouts over his 66.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 475 hitters and walked 199 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 5.32. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,123 base hits and 644 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 993. 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 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Adam Duvall is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 120 hits this season in 461 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 113. Joey Votto is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .447. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 428 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .598. The Reds have 1,070 hits, including 189 doubles and 176 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 429 times so far this season and they have struck out 994 times as a unit. They have left 872 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 583 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 54-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Sean Newcomb has a 1-7 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 365 batters and walked 163 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 1,084 base knocks and 568 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 433 hitters and struck out 913 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th 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 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .347. He has 152 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 505 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 98. Nick Markakis is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 123 hits in 447 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Braves as a unit have 1,073 base hits, including 219 doubles and 126 homers. Atlanta has walked 338 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 801 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 543 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -108
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