Houston Astros at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tips 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Great American Ball Park is the venue where Jose Iglesias and the Cincinnati Reds (31-38, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Houston Astros (48-24, 1st in AL West) on Tuesday. The Astros open this contest at -158 while the Reds are coming in at +148. The O/U has been set at 8.
The Astros have been a very good pick for wagerers, having gone 48-24-0 SU. The Reds cover 44.9% of the time, going 31-38-0 straight up. The Astros have been a very good pick for wagerers as a favorite, going 47-23-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 35.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 14-26-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a rough Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 31-38-3.
The Astros cover 59.4% of the time as the road team, having gone 19-13-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati covers 48.4% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 15-16-0 SU.
The Reds have been a rough Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 24-43-2.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/17/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/16/2019 Jake Marisnick CF Knee Probable for Jun 17
6/14/2019 Jose Altuve 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/12/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/10/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/10/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
6/4/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
6/16/2019 Nick Senzel CF Eye Probable for Jun 17
6/15/2019 Wandy Peralta RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 48-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 2.41 and a WHIP of 0.73 this season. He has 125 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He's allowed 4.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 253 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 509 base hits and 260 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 728. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Houston is hitting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 82 hits this season in 264 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 134. Alex Bregman is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 249 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Astros have 652 hits, including 130 doubles and 116 home runs. Houston has walked 275 times so far this season and they have struck out 497 times as a unit. They have left 494 men on base and have a team OPS of .816. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 377 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 31-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.43, Anthony DeSclafani has a 3-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 65 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 273 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 532 base knocks and 244 earned runs this season. They have given up 72 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 222 hitters and struck out 668 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 26th in the league. The Reds hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .332. He has 63 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 218 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 90. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 64 hits in 252 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Reds as a unit have 538 base hits, including 98 doubles and 95 homers. Cincinnati has walked 214 times this year and they have struck out on 602 occasions. They have had 433 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 296 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +148
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