Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Matt Koch
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, May 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Homer Bailey for the Reds and Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks.
Cincinnati opens at +138 while Arizona opens at -148. The Reds have a 23-28-2 over/under record and a 28-25-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 24-27-0 against the run line and have a 22-27-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 23-28-2 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 28-25-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-27-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 24-27-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/24/18 P Raisel Iglesias Biceps 10-day DL (05/20)
05/24/18 P Austin Brice Back 10-day DL (05/20)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
03/26/18 P Anthony DeSclafani Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/23/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (05/22)
05/21/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/15/18 CF A.J. Pollock Thumb 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/05/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm 60-day DL (05/05); is out for season
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 19-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 6.21 and a WHIP of 1.69 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 58 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 198 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 489 base hits and 255 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 206 batters and struck out 413. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .240, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 65 hits this season in 193 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .554 and an OPS+ of 151. Joey Votto is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 183 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Reds have 433 hits, including 84 doubles and 51 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 444 times as a unit. They have left 390 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 217 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 26-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Matt Koch has a 2-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 155 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 376 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 451 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .340. He has 48 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 179 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 105. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .201 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 37 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 356 base hits, including 74 doubles and 50 homers. Arizona has walked 178 times this year and they have struck out on 488 occasions. They have had 318 men left on base and have an OPS of .659. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 187 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +138
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