Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (+115) Indians (-125)
Cesar Hernandez and the Cleveland Indians (6-6, 3rd in AL Central) play the Cincinnati Reds (5-6, 2nd in NL Central) at Progressive Field on Thursday. The Reds open this contest at +115 while the Indians are coming in at -125. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Luis Castillo and Carlos Carrasco.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/4/2020 Mike Moustakas 2B Quadriceps Probable for Aug 5
7/31/2020 Wade Miley SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/31/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/28/2020 Robert Stephenson RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/3/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 5-6 overall record this season. Castillo has taken the mound for 461 innings and has accounted for 506 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 3.71 (190 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.164. He has conceded 375 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) with 162 free passes. Castillo (28-28 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.88 and he has gone up against 1,899 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.21 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 12.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 70 base hits and 36 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 129. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 12.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.36.
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As a team Cincinnati is hitting .213, good for 23rd in the league. The Reds hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.6 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .368 with an on-base percentage of .442. He has 14 hits this season in 38 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .921 and an OPS+ of 266. Joey Votto is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 33 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Reds have 73 hits, including 15 doubles and 18 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 88 times as a unit. They have left 68 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 52 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 6-6 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Carrasco has allowed 1,121 hits while earning 1,238 punchouts in 1,186 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 503 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.195 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His SO/W ratio is 4.18 and he has faced 4,883 hitters in his pro baseball career. Carrasco (86-70 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.82 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.65 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .147 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 30 batters and walked 6 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.4. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 73 base knocks and 28 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 18 hitters and struck out 130 batters. They give up a walk 1.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.87 while their FIP as a staff is 3.13.
As a team, they are batting .183, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .270 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.6 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .383. He has 12 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 41 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .341 with an OPS+ of 106. Jose Ramirez is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 12 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Indians as a unit have 67 base hits, including 8 doubles and 8 homers. Cleveland has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 109 occasions. They have had 72 men left on base and have an OPS of .551. They have scored 2.67 runs per game and totaled 32 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians (-125) and over the total runs
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