Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (-130) Brewers (+120)
Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds (11-16, 4th in NL Central) go to Miller Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (12-15, 3rd in NL Central). The odds on this game have the Reds priced at -130 and the Brewers are at +120. The O/U is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Sonny Gray and Adrian Houser.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/25/2020 Pedro Strop RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/25/2020 Anthony DeSclafani SP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/24/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/19/2020 Nick Senzel CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/24/2020 Justin Grimm RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/20/2020 Corey Knebel RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/13/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 11-16 overall record this season. Gray (74-61 career record) has a FIP of 3.71 while he has faced 4,622 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.49 (431 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.213. He has given up 959 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 390 free passes. Gray has taken the ball for 1,112 innings and is sitting with 1,045 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the bullpen and they've struck out 117 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 180 base hits and 105 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 101 batters and struck out 291. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .205, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.4 hits per game. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .154 with an on-base percentage of .280. He has 14 hits this season in 91 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .341 and an OPS+ of 64. Joey Votto is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .341. The Reds have 172 hits, including 34 doubles and 42 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 216 times as a unit. They have left 167 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 108 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houser (7-9 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.63 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and he has gone up against 646 opposing batters during his MLB career. So far in his career, Houser has surrendered 141 hits while totaling 146 punchouts in 156 frames. He has conceded a total of 63 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.263 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 152 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 120 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 280 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .214, good for 27th in the league. The Brewers hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .320. He has 20 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 88 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .352 with an OPS+ of 82. Christian Yelich is hitting .198 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 19 hits in 96 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Brewers as a unit have 194 base hits, including 39 doubles and 33 homers. Milwaukee has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 265 occasions. They have had 170 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 108 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers (+120)
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