Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants 5/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Ty Blach
The Cincinnati Reds head to AT&T Park on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Mahle for the Reds and Ty Blach for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +126 and San Francisco at -136. The Reds have a 18-23-0 over/under mark and a 22-19-0 run line record. The Giants are 24-17-0 against the run line and have a 21-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 18-23-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 22-19-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-20-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 24-17-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
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 14-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Mahle has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 44 strikeouts over his 44.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 158 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 357 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 323. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Reds hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 42 hits this season in 146 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 135. Jose Peraza is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .366. The Reds have 341 hits, including 68 doubles and 37 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 329 times as a unit. They have left 315 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 168 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 20-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Ty Blach has a 3-4 record and a 1.42 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 49.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 131 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 344 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 148 hitters and struck out 313 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 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 121. Brandon Belt is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 38 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Giants as a unit have 355 base hits, including 66 doubles and 41 homers. San Francisco has walked 123 times this year and they have struck out on 392 occasions. They have had 298 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 161 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -136
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