Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Tips 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Kevin Gausman
SunTrust Park is the site where Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (63-45, 1st in NL East) will play the Cincinnati Reds (49-56, 4th in NL Central) on Friday.
The Reds have been pretty good for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 50-56-0 SU. Atlanta is covering 58.7% of the time, going 64-45-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been a great Under option for O/U bettors, having gone 39-64-3.
Cincinnati is covering 41.2% of the time on the road, having gone 21-30-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta is covering 56.6% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 30-23-0 SU.
The Braves have been an inconsistent Under option for O/U bettors, having gone 54-50-5.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
7/30/2019 Tyler Mahle SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/26/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
7/30/2019 Chris Martin RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/29/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/27/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/12/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 49-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.71 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.2 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 389 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 848 base hits and 420 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 352 batters and struck out 1,013. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Reds hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 99 hits this season in 378 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 93. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Reds have 878 hits, including 155 doubles and 145 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 307 times so far this season and they have struck out 924 times as a unit. They have left 676 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 477 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 63-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.97, Kevin Gausman has a 3-6 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 84 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 410 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 956 base knocks and 468 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 934 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .374. He has 127 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 438 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 122. Freddie Freeman is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 128 hits in 420 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .557. The Braves as a unit have 996 base hits, including 194 doubles and 169 homers. Atlanta has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out on 964 occasions. They have had 770 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 585 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves
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