Houston Astros at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tips 6/19/2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Tyler Mahle
Great American Ball Park is the site where Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds (32-38, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Houston Astros (48-25, 1st in AL West) on Wednesday. The Reds open this matchup at +150 while the Astros are coming in at -160. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Astros have been a very good pick for wagerers, having gone 48-25-0 SU. The Reds cover 45.7% of the time, going 32-38-0 straight up. The Astros have been a very good pick for wagerers as the favorite, going 47-23-0 SU. Cincinnati has gone 14-26-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 35.0% of the time.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a rough Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 31-39-3.
The Astros cover 57.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-14-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati is covering 50.0% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 16-16-0 SU.
The Reds have been a rough Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 24-44-2.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/17/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/17/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/17/2019 Jake Marisnick CF Knee Probable for Jun 18
6/17/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
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 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
6/17/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 48-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 140 strikeouts over his 90.2 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 256 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 515 base hits and 263 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 200 batters and struck out 737. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Houston is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 67 hits this season in 253 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .530 and an OPS+ of 148. Michael Brantley is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 269 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Astros have 656 hits, including 131 doubles and 116 home runs. Houston has walked 284 times so far this season and they have struck out 506 times as a unit. They have left 504 men on base and have a team OPS of .812. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 379 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 32-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Tyler Mahle has a 2-7 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 275 batters and walked 94 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 3.56. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 536 base knocks and 246 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 231 hitters and struck out 677 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 .404 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. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .334. He has 65 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 106. Jose Iglesias is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 63 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Reds as a unit have 544 base hits, including 98 doubles and 95 homers. Cincinnati has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 611 occasions. They have had 440 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 299 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +150
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