San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Erlin vs. Matt Harvey
The San Diego Padres visit Great American Ball Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Robbie Erlin for the Padres and Matt Harvey for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +115 and Cincinnati at -125. The Padres have a 67-71-4 over/under record and a 69-73-0 run line mark. The Reds are 78-63-0 against the run line and have a 72-64-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 67-71-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 69-73-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 72-64-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 78-63-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
09/01/18 P Kirby Yates Pectoral is out indefinitely
08/29/18 P Clayton Richard Knee 60-day DL (08/25)
08/22/18 3B Christian Villanueva Finger 10-day DL (08/22)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/27)
08/29/18 P Amir Garrett Ankle 10-day DL (08/29)
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 Padres have a 56-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Erlin has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 90.2 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 608 hitters and walked 177 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,254 base hits and 619 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 461 batters and struck out 1,200. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team San Diego is hitting .234, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 135 hits this season in 540 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 93. Freddy Galvis is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .360. The Padres have 1,123 hits, including 221 doubles and 138 home runs. San Diego has walked 404 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,342 times as a unit. They have left 886 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 541 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 59-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.95, Matt Harvey has a 6-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 104 strikeouts over the 132.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 144 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 521 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 469 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,323 base knocks and 663 earned runs this season. They have given up 204 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 473 hitters and struck out 1,087 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Scooter Gennett comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .367. He has 166 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 518 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Peraza is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 158 hits in 549 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Reds as a unit have 1,249 base hits, including 230 doubles and 149 homers. Cincinnati has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,176 occasions. They have had 1,046 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 629 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres +115
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