Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sal Romano vs. Junior Guerra
The Cincinnati Reds visit Miller Park on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Sal Romano for the Reds and Junior Guerra for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +152 and Milwaukee at -162. The Reds have a 6-9-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 7-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-8-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/10/18 LF Scott Schebler Elbow 10-day DL (04/06)
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)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/15/18 1B Eric Thames Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Monday vs Cincinnati Reds
04/15/18 C Manny Pina Calf is questionable Monday vs Cincinnati Reds
04/15/18 1B Ryan Braun Back is questionable Monday vs Cincinnati Reds
04/08/18 LF Christian Yelich Oblique 10-day DL (04/05)
04/06/18 P Corey Knebel Hamstring 10-day DL (04/06)
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 2-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sal Romano has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.63 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.96 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 52 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.83. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 129 base hits and 86 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 110. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 5.31.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Reds hold a .325 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .236 with an on-base percentage of .283. He has 13 hits this season in 55 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .236 and an OPS+ of 46. Scooter Gennett is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .371. The Reds have 112 hits, including 16 doubles and 11 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 143 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .627. They score 2.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 44 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 8-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.69, Junior Guerra has a 1-0 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 134 base knocks and 61 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 59 hitters and struck out 146 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .359. He has 15 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 109. Christian Yelich is hitting .385 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 10 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Brewers as a unit have 134 base hits, including 27 doubles and 18 homers. Milwaukee has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 151 occasions. They have had 118 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 56 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers -162
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