Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (+105) Reds (-125)
Nicholas Castellanos and the Cincinnati Reds (2-5, 4th in NL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (5-4, 3rd in AL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Monday. The odds on this game have the Indians coming in at +105 and the Reds are at -125. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zach Plesac and Sonny Gray.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/28/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/2/2020 Mike Moustakas 2B Hand Probable for Aug 2
8/2/2020 Joey Votto 1B Illness 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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 5-4 overall record this season. Plesac (8-6 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.64 and he has gone up against 502 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.58 (49 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.177. He has given up 105 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 40 walks. Plesac has pitched in 123 frames and has earned 99 strikeouts so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.96 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .149 against the bullpen and they've struck out 23 hitters and walked 6 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.25. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 57 base hits and 20 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 100. They have walked 1.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.90 and their FIP as a unit is 3.06.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .206, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .296 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.3 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .263. He has 8 hits this season in 36 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 92. Carlos Santana is hitting .207 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .310. The Indians have 57 hits, including 7 doubles and 6 home runs. Cleveland has walked 32 times so far this season and they have struck out 75 times as a unit. They have left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .597. They score 2.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 2-5 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Gray has conceded 940 base hits while accumulating 1,014 punchouts in 1,088 innings. He has surrendered 423 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.213 and having a FIP of 3.7. His SO/W ratio is 2.67 and he has gone up against 4,521 hitters during his career. Gray (72-60 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.50 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per nine innings. 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 Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 13.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 56 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 93 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 13.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .204, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .464. He has 9 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .750 with an OPS+ of 231. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .080 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 2 hits in 25 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 10 and a slugging percentage of .120. The Reds as a unit have 46 base hits, including 9 doubles and 12 homers. Cincinnati has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 55 occasions. They have had 46 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 5.57 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians (+105)
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