Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Nick Pivetta
Cesar Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies (35-27, 1st in NL East) host the Cincinnati Reds (28-33, 5th in NL Central) at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Reds coming in at +128 and the Phillies are at -138. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Reds have been an inconsistent option for MLB wagerers, having gone 28-33-0 SU. Philadelphia is covering 56.5% of the time, going 35-27-0 straight up. The Phillies have been strong for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 28-17-0 SU. Cincinnati is covering 34.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 12-23-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been a rough Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 23-36-2.
Cincinnati is covering 41.9% of the time on the road, having gone 13-18-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies cover 64.5% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 20-11-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a solid Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 28-32-2.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
6/5/2019 Alex Blandino SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/31/2019 Robert Stephenson RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/31/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
5/26/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
6/5/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
6/5/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Probable for Jun 7
6/4/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
6/4/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/31/2019 Zach Eflin SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/29/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/29/2019 Adam Morgan RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/28/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/26/2019 Pat Neshek RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/25/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 28-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 65 strikeouts over his 62.1 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 236 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 481 base hits and 220 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 597. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .234, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 51 hits this season in 207 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .362 and an OPS+ of 83. Jose Iglesias is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 197 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Reds have 478 hits, including 84 doubles and 85 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 531 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 266 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 35-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.14, Nick Pivetta has a 3-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 219 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 554 base knocks and 264 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 214 hitters and struck out 530 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .336. He has 64 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 228 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 103. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 59 hits in 221 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Phillies as a unit have 517 base hits, including 128 doubles and 74 homers. Philadelphia has walked 234 times this year and they have struck out on 546 occasions. They have had 435 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 305 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -138
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