San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Matt Harvey
The San Francisco Giants head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Matt Harvey for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at -127 and Cincinnati at +117. The Giants have a 55-61-6 over/under mark and a 64-58-0 run line record. The Reds are 68-53-0 against the run line and have a 64-52-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-61-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 64-58-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-52-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 68-53-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/17/18 P Dereck Rodriguez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/16)
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
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 Giants have a 61-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 2.71 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 67 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 424 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,051 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 956. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Giants hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 114 hits this season in 416 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 109. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Giants have 1,047 hits, including 209 doubles and 108 home runs. San Francisco has walked 366 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,063 times as a unit. They have left 866 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 492 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 52-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.19, Matt Harvey has a 5-7 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 84 strikeouts over the 111 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 446 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 399 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,117 base knocks and 573 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 418 hitters and struck out 918 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .400 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 .305 with an OBP of .356. He has 135 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 124. Jose Peraza is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 135 hits in 472 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Reds as a unit have 1,066 base hits, including 194 doubles and 123 homers. Cincinnati has walked 447 times this year and they have struck out on 1,010 occasions. They have had 914 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 544 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +117
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