San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Cal Quantrill vs. Sonny Gray
Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres (58-65, 4th in NL West) travel to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (58-65, 4th in NL Central). The Padres open this game at +164 while the Reds are coming in at -174. The total has been set at 9.
The Padres have been a less than ideal option for MLB bettors, having gone 58-65-0 SU. The Reds are covering 47.1% of the time, going 58-65-0 straight up.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres have been a decent Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 58-56-9.
San Diego is covering 47.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 29-32-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati is covering 54.0% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 34-29-0 SU.
The Reds have been a rough Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 48-70-5.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/18/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/16/2019 Fernando Tatis SS Back Out for the season
8/16/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Out for the season
8/16/2019 Ian Kinsler 2B Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/13/2019 Carl Edwards RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/10/2019 Jose Castillo RP Finger Out for the season
8/10/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/10/2019 Adrian Morejon RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/7/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2019 Miguel Diaz RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
6/28/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/18/2019 Joey Votto 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/18/2019 Curt Casali C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/18/2019 Jesse Winker LF Back Probable for Aug 19
8/17/2019 Tyler Mahle SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/15/2019 Derek Dietrich 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/15/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 58-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cal Quantrill has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 504 hitters and walked 153 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,070 base hits and 553 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 1,089. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team San Diego is hitting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Padres hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 139 hits this season in 480 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .456 and an OPS+ of 107. Manny Machado is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 466 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Padres have 1,020 hits, including 177 doubles and 185 home runs. San Diego has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,189 times as a unit. They have left 760 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 557 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 58-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.98, Sonny Gray has a 8-6 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 154 strikeouts over the 132.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 98 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 457 batters and walked 189 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 998 base knocks and 509 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 417 hitters and struck out 1,181 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league. The Reds hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .340. He has 115 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 445 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 118. Tucker Barnhart is hitting .231 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 51 hits in 221 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Reds as a unit have 1,036 base hits, including 182 doubles and 174 homers. Cincinnati has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out on 1,056 occasions. They have had 795 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds
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