Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds 8/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Matt Harvey
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Matt Harvey for the Reds.
Arizona opens at -134 while Cincinnati opens at +124. The Diamondbacks have a 54-57-5 over/under record and a 62-54-0 run line mark. The Reds are 65-50-0 against the run line and have a 60-50-5 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-57-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-54-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-50-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 65-50-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/27/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (07/27); is out for season
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/08/18 1B Joey Votto Knee is "?" Friday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 64-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 95 strikeouts over his 71.1 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 342 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 928 base hits and 420 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 359 batters and struck out 1,029. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team Arizona is hitting .239, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 119 hits this season in 431 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 132. A.J. Pollock is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 254 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Diamondbacks have 936 hits, including 192 doubles and 124 home runs. Arizona has walked 421 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,038 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 50-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.37, Matt Harvey has a 5-7 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 77 strikeouts over the 104 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 379 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,062 base knocks and 539 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 402 hitters and struck out 867 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jose Peraza comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .324. He has 126 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 448 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 91. Scooter Gennett is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 131 hits in 418 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Reds as a unit have 1,016 base hits, including 184 doubles and 119 homers. Cincinnati has walked 427 times this year and they have struck out on 956 occasions. They have had 867 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 526 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -134
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