Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Sal Romano
The Cleveland Indians visit Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Sal Romano for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -235 and Cincinnati at +216. The Indians have a 59-54-4 over/under record and a 56-61-0 run line mark. The Reds are 67-51-0 against the run line and have a 62-51-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 59-54-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 56-61-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 62-51-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 67-51-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/12/18 DH Edwin Encarnacion Hand 10-day DL (08/11)
08/12/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 10-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-day DL (07/28)
07/10/18 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 66-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 14-6 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 153 strikeouts over his 161 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 307 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 969 base hits and 449 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 278 batters and struck out 1,079. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 126 hits this season in 423 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .624 and an OPS+ of 171. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Indians have 1,041 hits, including 223 doubles and 163 home runs. Cleveland has walked 395 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 813 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 594 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 52-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.94, Sal Romano has a 7-9 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 122 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. 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 as a team have surrendered 1,084 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 895 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .399 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 contest. Scooter Gennett comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .357. He has 132 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 124. Jose Peraza is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 131 hits in 460 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Reds as a unit have 1,041 base hits, including 187 doubles and 119 homers. Cincinnati has walked 435 times this year and they have struck out on 979 occasions. They have had 887 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 537 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +216
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