Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Andrew Suarez
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Andrew Suarez for the Giants.
Cincinnati opens at +125 while San Francisco opens at -135. The Reds have a 19-23-0 over/under record and a 22-20-0 run line mark. The Giants are 25-17-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 19-23-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 22-20-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 22-20-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 25-17-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/14/18 1B Joey Votto Back left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs San Francisco Giants
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
05/15/18 2B Alen Hanson Hamstring 10-day DL (05/13)
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 14-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 22 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 162 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 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 4.83. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 371 base hits and 200 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 150 batters and struck out 329. They have walked 3.6 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 4.76.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Reds hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 43 hits this season in 148 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 135. Jose Peraza is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 166 at bats. His OPS+ is 77 while his slugging percentage is at .361. The Reds have 354 hits, including 71 doubles and 40 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 155 times so far this season and they have struck out 334 times as a unit. They have left 321 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 21-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.57, Andrew Suarez has a 1-2 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 23 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 135 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 357 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 318 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .312 with an OBP of .379. He has 39 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 126. Brandon Belt is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 41 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Giants as a unit have 369 base hits, including 73 doubles and 42 homers. San Francisco has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 398 occasions. They have had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +125
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