Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (-125) Brewers (+115)
Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (4-5, 2nd in NL Central) play the Cincinnati Reds (5-7, 3rd in NL Central) at Miller Park on Friday. The line on this game has the Reds priced at -125 and the Brewers are at +115. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Trevor Bauer and Eric Lauer.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/6/2020 Mike Moustakas 2B Quadriceps 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
7/31/2020 Wade Miley SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/28/2020 Robert Stephenson RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/6/2020 Luis Urias 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/4/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/2/2020 Ryan Braun DH Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/21/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 5-7 overall record this season. Bauer has thrown 1,130 innings and has 1,199 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.01 (503 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.287. He has given up 1,014 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 440 walks. Bauer (71-60 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 4,800 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.84 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 52 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 12 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 74 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 136. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 12 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.36.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .206, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 9 hits this season in 37 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 137. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .366 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .447. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 41 at bats. His OPS+ is 261 while his slugging percentage is at .878. The Reds have 76 hits, including 16 doubles and 18 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 97 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 52 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 4-5 overall mark this year. Lauer (14-17 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.36 ERA while giving up 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.49 and he has faced 1,165 batters thus far in his career. During his career, Lauer has conceded 286 base hits while earning 244 K's in 264 frames. He has surrendered 128 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.454 and having a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 64 base knocks and 31 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 29 hitters and struck out 95 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 26th in the league. The Brewers hold a .324 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .325. He has 8 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 117. Avisail Garcia is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 7 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .357. The Brewers as a unit have 61 base hits, including 15 doubles and 6 homers. Milwaukee has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out on 95 occasions. They have had 58 men left on base and have an OPS of .626. They have scored 3.44 runs per game and totaled 31 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds (-125)
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