Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (+105) Brewers (-115)
Miller Park is the venue where Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (5-6, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Cincinnati Reds (6-8, 3rd in NL Central) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Reds coming in at +105 and the Brewers are at -115. The over/under opens at 8. The men taking the mound will be Sonny Gray and Brandon Woodruff.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/8/2020 Wade Miley SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/8/2020 Robert Stephenson RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/8/2020 Nick Senzel CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/8/2020 Pedro Strop RP Groin Probable for Aug 8
8/7/2020 Mike Moustakas 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/7/2020 Avisail Garcia RF Forearm Probable for Aug 8
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 6-8 overall record this season. Gray (73-60 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.72 while he has gone up against 4,544 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.49 (424 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.212. He has allowed 944 base hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) with 382 free passes. Gray has taken the mound for 1,094 innings and has accumulated 1,022 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.53 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 12.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 90 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 165. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 12.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .204, good for 28th in the league. The Reds hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .237 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 9 hits this season in 38 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 136. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .340 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .411. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 235 while his slugging percentage is at .840. The Reds have 88 hits, including 19 doubles and 20 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 115 times as a unit. They have left 87 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Woodruff has given up 201 hits while accumulating 243 K's in 224 innings pitched. He has conceded 93 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.169 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.98 and he has gone up against 919 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Woodruff (17-7 career mark) holds a 3.73 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 79 base knocks and 41 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 37 hitters and struck out 116 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .216, good for 24th in the league. The Brewers hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .300. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .386 with an OPS+ of 91. Avisail Garcia is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 8 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .355. The Brewers as a unit have 79 base hits, including 15 doubles and 10 homers. Milwaukee has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 121 occasions. They have had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .659. They have scored 3.82 runs per game and totaled 42 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers (-115)
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