Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds 8/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Cody Reed
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Great American Ball Park on Thursday, August 30, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Brewers and Cody Reed for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -135 and Cincinnati at +125. The Brewers have a 65-65-3 over/under record and a 70-63-0 run line mark. The Reds are 73-59-0 against the run line and have a 68-59-5 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 65-65-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 70-63-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 68-59-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 73-59-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/17/18 1B Joey Votto Leg 10-day DL (08/16)
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)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 73-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.32 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 33 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 541 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,053 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,154. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 145 hits this season in 468 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 141. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 434 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Brewers have 1,137 hits, including 206 doubles and 171 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,205 times as a unit. They have left 897 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 588 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 57-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Cody Reed has a 0-1 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 433 batters and walked 205 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,234 base knocks and 622 earned runs this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 1,006 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Peraza comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .334. He has 151 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 515 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 100. Scooter Gennett is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 152 hits in 485 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Reds as a unit have 1,169 base hits, including 215 doubles and 135 homers. Cincinnati has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out on 1,099 occasions. They have had 981 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 593 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +125
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