Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies 4/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 9, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Reed vs. Ben Lively
The Cincinnati Reds visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday, April 9, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Cody Reed for the Reds and Ben Lively for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +128 and Philadelphia at -138. The Reds have a 4-3-0 over/under record and a 3-4-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-3-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 3-4-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 3-3-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/07/18 LF Scott Schebler Elbow is "?" Sunday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Brandon Finnegan Biceps 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Kevin Shackelford Forearm 10-day DL (03/29)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Tommy Hunter Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 2-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cody Reed is expected to make his major league debut for Cincinnati. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.71 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the bullpen and they've struck out 21 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.2. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 62 base hits and 42 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 45. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 5.19.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Reds hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Adam Duvall is hitting .120 with an on-base percentage of .148. He has 3 hits this season in 25 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 45. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .654. The Reds have 60 hits, including 9 doubles and 6 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 26 times so far this season and they have struck out 63 times as a unit. They have left 58 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 3-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Ben Lively has a 0-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 58 base knocks and 28 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 57 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .435 with an OBP of .533. He has 10 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .739 with an OPS+ of 245. Carlos Santana is hitting .192 this season and he has an OBP of .281. He has collected 5 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Phillies as a unit have 56 base hits, including 13 doubles and 8 homers. Philadelphia has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 76 occasions. They have had 49 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 5.57 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -138
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