Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-175) Reds (+151)
Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (5-5, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (4-5, 3rd in NL Central). The Reds open this contest at +151 while the Indians are coming in at -175. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Shane Bieber and Tyler Mahle.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/3/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/3/2020 Nick Senzel CF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 5-5 overall record this season. Bieber has thrown 343 innings and has earned 404 punchouts in his career. His ERA is 3.57 (136 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.128. He has surrendered 323 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 64 walks. Bieber (28-13 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.15 and he has faced 1,394 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.80 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .157 against the bullpen and they've struck out 27 hitters and walked 6 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.35. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 64 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 113. They have walked 1.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.90 and their FIP as a unit is 2.89.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .193, good for 27th in the league. The Indians hold a .278 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 5.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 12 hits this season in 36 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 174. Francisco Lindor is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .262. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Indians have 59 hits, including 8 doubles and 6 home runs. Cleveland has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 85 times as a unit. They have left 60 men on base and have a team OPS of .563. They score 2.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 26 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Mahle (11-23 career record) has a 4.89 ERA while giving up 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.60 and he has faced 1,173 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. So far in his MLB career, Mahle has allowed 286 base knocks while he has tallied 257 strikeouts in 265 innings pitched. He has surrendered 144 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.452 and a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.91 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 12.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 62 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 105 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 12.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.35.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 20th in the league. The Reds hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .375. He has 7 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 137. Mike Moustakas is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 5 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 202 and a slugging percentage of .688. The Reds as a unit have 64 base hits, including 15 doubles and 14 homers. Cincinnati has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 71 occasions. They have had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 47 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (-175)
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