Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants 5/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sal Romano vs. Chris Stratton
The Cincinnati Reds head to AT&T Park on Monday, May 14, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Sal Romano for the Reds and Chris Stratton for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +130 and San Francisco at -140. The Reds have a 17-23-0 over/under mark and a 21-19-0 run line record. The Giants are 23-17-0 against the run line and have a 21-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 17-23-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 21-19-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-19-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 23-17-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/13/18 2B Scooter Gennett Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
05/13/18 C Tucker Barnhart Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
03/30/18 P Michael Lorenzen 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)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/09/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 10-day DL (04/28)
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 13-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sal Romano has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 352 base hits and 189 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 311. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .244, good for 15th in the league. The Reds hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 41 hits this season in 143 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 129. Jose Peraza is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .372. The Reds have 332 hits, including 67 doubles and 35 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 322 times as a unit. They have left 304 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 19-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Chris Stratton has a 3-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 337 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 302 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .370. He has 37 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 121 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .430 with an OPS+ of 122. Brandon Belt is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 35 hits in 128 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Giants as a unit have 342 base hits, including 63 doubles and 39 homers. San Francisco has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 385 occasions. They have had 290 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 156 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +130
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