Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers 8/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Chase Anderson
The Cincinnati Reds head to Miller Park on Monday, August 20, 2018 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Homer Bailey for the Reds and Chase Anderson for the Brewers.
The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +176 and Milwaukee at -187. The Reds have a 64-54-5 over/under mark and a 69-54-0 run line record. The Brewers are 66-59-0 against the run line and have a 60-62-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-54-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 69-54-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 60-62-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-59-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/17/18 1B Joey Votto Leg 10-day DL (08/16)
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)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/18/18 1B Eric Thames Knee is "?" Sunday vs St. Louis Cardinals
08/18/18 LF Ryan Braun Ribs is "?" Sunday vs St. Louis Cardinals
08/10/18 P Joakim Soria Thigh 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Albers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/07)
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 54-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 1-10 record with an earned run average of 6.33 and a WHIP of 1.63 this year. He has 59 strikeouts over his 85.1 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 406 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 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 4.7. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,132 base hits and 575 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 421 batters and struck out 935. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .402 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 game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 141 hits this season in 451 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 127. Jose Peraza is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 481 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Reds have 1,088 hits, including 200 doubles and 126 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 451 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,027 times as a unit. They have left 928 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 553 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 68-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Chase Anderson has a 7-7 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 104 strikeouts over the 129.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 105 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 504 batters and walked 189 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 973 base knocks and 486 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 447 hitters and struck out 1,078 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .393. He has 121 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 119. Christian Yelich is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 134 hits in 433 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Brewers as a unit have 1,054 base hits, including 193 doubles and 158 homers. Milwaukee has walked 390 times this year and they have struck out on 1,140 occasions. They have had 835 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 548 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +176
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