Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (-170) Tigers (+148)
Comerica Park is the site where C.J. Cron and the Detroit Tigers (4-3, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (2-4, 4th in NL Central) on Saturday. The Reds open this contest at -170 while the Tigers are priced at +148. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Trevor Bauer and Michael Fulmer.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
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
7/30/2020 Anthony DeSclafani SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/28/2020 Robert Stephenson RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/30/2020 Cameron Maybin LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
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 has thrown 1,123 frames and has accumulated 1,192 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.03 (503 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.291. He has surrendered 1,012 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 438 walks. Bauer (70-60 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.95 while facing 4,775 opposing hitters in the majors. 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 18th 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 6th 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 22nd 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 20th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .381 with an on-base percentage of .480. He has 8 hits this season in 21 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .762 and an OPS+ of 245. Joey Votto is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .565. 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
Fulmer (24-31 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.87 earned run average while surrendering 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.78 and he has faced 1,895 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. So far in his MLB career, Fulmer has surrendered 419 base knocks while accumulating 358 strikeouts in 458 innings. He has surrendered a total of 197 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.28 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 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 5.52. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 61 base knocks and 38 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 50 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 5.29.
As a team, they are batting .205, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.4 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .174 with an OBP of .345. He has 4 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 132. JaCoby Jones is hitting .409 this season and he has an OBP of .458. He has collected 9 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 277 and a slugging percentage of .909. The Tigers as a unit have 45 base hits, including 4 doubles and 15 homers. Detroit has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 80 occasions. They have had 37 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 28 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds (-170)
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