Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (-120) Tigers (+105)
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (2-5, 4th in NL Central) are headed to Comerica Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (5-3, 3rd in AL Central). The Reds open this matchup at -120 while the Tigers are priced at +105. The total is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Anthony DeSclafani and Rony Garcia.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
7/31/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/31/2020 Wade Miley SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
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
8/1/2020 Cameron Maybin LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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 2-5 overall record this season. DeSclafani has thrown 166 innings and has earned 167 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.90 (72 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.203. He has surrendered 151 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 49 walks. DeSclafani (9-9 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.42 while going up against 696 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.46 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 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. 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 179. 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 245 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
Garcia (0-0 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 6.00 ERA and has given up 9 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 2 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.000 and a FIP of 5.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .175 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 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. JaCoby Jones comes into this matchup batting .409 with an OBP of .458. He has 9 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .909 with an OPS+ of 277. C.J. Cron is hitting .174 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 4 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .478. 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 (-120)
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