Saturday, April 15, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Brandon Finnegan
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Great American Ball Park on Saturday, April 15, 2017 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Zach Davies for the Brewers and Brandon Finnegan for the Reds.
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The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +127 and Cincinnati at -137. The Brewers have a 4-6-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Reds are 7-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 3-6-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-3-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
04/01/17 C Andrew Susac Trapezius 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Matt Garza Groin 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/12/17 P Rookie Davis Forearm 10-day DL (4/12)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Austin Brice Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Devin Mesoraco Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 5-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Davies has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 10.61 and a WHIP of 2.36. He has 7 strikeouts over his 9.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 15.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 80 base hits and 35 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 43 batters and struck out 80. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .231, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is hitting .163 with an on-base percentage of .182. He has 7 hits this season in 43 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 50. Travis Shaw is hitting .211 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Brewers have 77 hits, including 19 doubles and 15 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 25 times so far this season and they have struck out 103 times as a unit. They have left 53 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 7-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.00, Brandon Finnegan has a 1-0 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 5 hits. He allows 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.13 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .163 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.73. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 65 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 91 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .158 with an OBP of .214. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 38 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .368 with an OPS+ of 53. Zack Cozart is hitting .481 this season and he has an OBP of .516. He has collected 13 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 225 and a slugging percentage of .704. The Reds as a unit have 90 base hits, including 19 doubles and 13 homers. Cincinnati has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out on 62 occasions. They have had 60 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds -137
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