Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks & Predictions 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Great American Ball Park is the site where Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (66-76, 4th in NL Central) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (74-67, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday. The Reds open this matchup at -110 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +100. The total is set at 10.
The Diamondbacks have been a decent choice for bettors, having gone 74-67-0 SU. The Reds cover 46.5% of the time, going 66-76-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a pretty good Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 67-66-8.
Arizona covers 52.8% of the time on the road, having gone 38-34-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati covers 53.5% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 38-33-0 SU.
The Reds have been a less than ideal Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 56-81-5.
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Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/6/2019 Robbie Ray SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/6/2019 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/27/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Out for the season
8/26/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/15/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
9/6/2019 Jesse Winker LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/6/2019 Nick Senzel CF Shoulder Probable for Sep 7
9/4/2019 Kyle Farmer 2B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/2/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/1/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 74-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 112 strikeouts over his 172 innings pitched and he's given up 202 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 493 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,224 base hits and 614 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 455 batters and struck out 1,222. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
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As a team Arizona is hitting .258, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Ahmed is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 129 hits this season in 487 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .454 and an OPS+ of 98. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 110 men in 555 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Diamondbacks have 1,272 hits, including 253 doubles and 205 home runs. Arizona has walked 460 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,162 times as a unit. They have left 970 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 732 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 66-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.10, Anthony DeSclafani has a 9-8 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 147 strikeouts over the 142.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 530 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,146 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 470 hitters and struck out 1,367 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Reds hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .354. He has 123 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .416 with an OPS+ of 98. Jose Iglesias is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 132 hits in 453 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Reds as a unit have 1,180 base hits, including 206 doubles and 204 homers. Cincinnati has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 1,249 occasions. They have had 922 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 638 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+100)
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