Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds 4/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 23, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. Sal Romano
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, April 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brandon McCarthy for the Braves and Sal Romano for the Reds.
Atlanta opens at -122 while Cincinnati opens at +112. The Braves have a 8-9-3 over/under record and a 13-7-0 run line mark. The Reds are 8-12-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 8-9-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 13-7-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-13-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 8-12-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/10/18 3B Eugenio Suarez Thumb 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Michael Lorenzen Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P David Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
03/26/18 P Anthony DeSclafani Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Kevin Shackelford Forearm 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 12-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 18 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 150 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 196. They have walked 4.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 26 hits this season in 86 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .640 and an OPS+ of 170. Dansby Swanson is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Braves have 187 hits, including 47 doubles and 20 home runs. Atlanta has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 163 times as a unit. They have left 148 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 111 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 3-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.75, Sal Romano has a 0-2 record and a 1.57 WHIP this season. He has 11 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 65 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 169 base knocks and 103 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 147 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.16.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Reds hold a .316 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Scooter Gennett comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .326. He has 23 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .346 with an OPS+ of 87. Joey Votto is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 17 hits in 70 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 70 and a slugging percentage of .257. The Reds as a unit have 148 base hits, including 26 doubles and 11 homers. Cincinnati has walked 69 times this year and they have struck out on 178 occasions. They have had 149 men left on base and have an OPS of .622. They have scored 2.95 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves -122
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