San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Suarez vs. Luis Castillo
The San Francisco Giants head to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez for the Giants and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +100 and Cincinnati at -110. The Giants have a 55-62-6 over/under mark and a 65-58-0 run line record. The Reds are 68-54-0 against the run line and have a 64-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-62-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 65-58-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-53-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 68-54-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/17/18 P Dereck Rodriguez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
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
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)
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 61-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Suarez has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 100 strikeouts over his 116.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,063 base hits and 485 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 967. 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 3.92.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Giants hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 114 hits this season in 420 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 107. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 444 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Giants have 1,055 hits, including 210 doubles and 108 home runs. San Francisco has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,073 times as a unit. They have left 873 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 493 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 53-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.04, Luis Castillo has a 6-10 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 120 strikeouts over the 126.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 404 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 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,125 base knocks and 574 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 419 hitters and struck out 928 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 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, 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 .309 with an OBP of .359. He has 138 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 125. Jose Peraza is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 137 hits in 477 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 1,077 base hits, including 196 doubles and 124 homers. Cincinnati has walked 449 times this year and they have struck out on 1,021 occasions. They have had 923 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 546 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds -110
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