Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (-145) Tigers (+131)
Comerica Park is the venue where Jacoby Jones and the Detroit Tigers (4-2, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (2-4, 4th in NL Central) on Friday. The Tigers open this matchup at +131 while the Reds are priced at -145. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer and Spencer Turnbull.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
7/28/2020 Robert Stephenson RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/27/2020 Anthony DeSclafani SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/25/2020 Matt Davidson 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/30/2020 Daz Cameron CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/29/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
7/28/2020 Daniel Norris SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 2-4 overall record this season. Bauer (70-60 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.95 and he has faced 4,775 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.03 (503 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.291. He has surrendered 1,012 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 438 walks. Bauer has taken the mound for 1,123 frames and has totaled 1,192 punchouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.71 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 32 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 13.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 45 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 83. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 13.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .221, good for 21st in the league. The Reds hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 7 hits this season in 23 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 180. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .381 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .480. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 246 while his slugging percentage is at .762. The Reds have 43 hits, including 7 doubles and 12 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 47 times as a unit. They have left 44 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 6.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his career, Turnbull has given up 174 hits while accumulating 169 punchouts in 169 innings. He has conceded a total of 88 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.424 and having a FIP of 3.8. His SO/W ratio is 2.52 and he has gone up against 747 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Turnbull (3-19 career win-loss mark) has a 4.68 earned run average and has given up 9.3 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.6. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 48 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 43 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 5.87.
As a team, they are batting .198, good for 27th in the league. The Tigers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.2 hits per contest. JaCoby Jones comes into this matchup batting .421 with an OBP of .450. He has 8 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 19 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of 1.000 with an OPS+ of 297. C.J. Cron is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 4 hits in 20 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Tigers as a unit have 37 base hits, including 4 doubles and 12 homers. Detroit has walked 18 times this year and they have struck out on 71 occasions. They have had 31 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 25 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds (-145)
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