Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (+102) Brewers (-112)
Miller Park is the site where Avisail Garcia and the Milwaukee Brewers (5-5, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (5-8, 4th in NL Central) on Saturday. The Reds open this contest at +102 while the Brewers are coming in at -112. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Anthony DeSclafani and Brett Anderson.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/6/2020 Mike Moustakas 2B Quadriceps Probable for Aug 7
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
7/28/2020 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 5-8 overall record this season. DeSclafani (9-9 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.36 and he has gone up against 714 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.79 (72 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.186. He has surrendered 154 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 49 free passes. DeSclafani has taken the hill for 171 innings and is sitting with 169 punchouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.65 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 12.2 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 85 base hits and 51 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 12.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .198, good for 28th in the league. The Reds hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.1 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 15 hits this season in 45 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .800 and an OPS+ of 229. Joey Votto is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Reds have 79 hits, including 17 doubles and 18 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 108 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 52 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 5-5 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Anderson has allowed 889 base knocks while totaling 594 K's in 824 innings pitched. He has conceded 375 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.342 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.74 and he has faced 3,489 opposing hitters during his career. Anderson (46-52 career record) has a 4.10 earned run average and has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 56 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.34. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 70 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 109 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 20th in the league. The Brewers hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .395. He has 8 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 31 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .355 with an OPS+ of 116. Keston Hiura is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 10 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Brewers as a unit have 74 base hits, including 15 doubles and 8 homers. Milwaukee has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 105 occasions. They have had 73 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds (+102)
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