Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+145) Cincinnati (-192)
Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (52-68, 4th in NL Central) go to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Reds (64-55, 2nd in NL Central). The Cubs open this contest at +145 while the Reds are coming in at -192. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Kyle Hendricks and Vladimir Gutierrez.
Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .394 and have been called out on strikes 1,174 times, while being walked on 370 occasions. They have compiled 473 runs batted in in addition to 894 hits this year, and their average at the plate sits at .229. The Cubs have earned 162 doubles as a unit and have hit 149 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 498 runs while holding a team OBP of .305. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 23rd in the league.
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Cubs pitchers have surrendered 170 long balls and 584 total runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 439 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.78 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Cubs have an earned run average of 4.56 on the year (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,033 hitters.
The Cubs have dispatched 442 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 193 runners this season with 30.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have 29 saves so far this season and have not converted 10 of their 39 chances to get a save. The Cubs relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 74.4% and has entered the game in 102 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 62 holds for the season (10th in baseball). Cubs bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 121 times in addition to having 119 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have turned 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,417 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have accounted for 3,139 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,158 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 15th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 759 double plays.
Hendricks has taken the ball for 1,186 frames and is sitting with 986 K's during his MLB career. Hendricks (82-53 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.67 while he has gone up against 4,831 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.24 (427 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.132. He has conceded 1,087 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 256 walks.
The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for an OBP of .334 and a team batting average of .253 this year. They have been rung up on 1,076 occasions (10th in baseball) and have totaled 1,019 base hits. Cincinnati has accumulated 164 HRs this season to go along with 576 RBIs. The Reds have a team slugging percentage of .433 and they are earning 5.04 runs per outing (6th in MLB). They have notched 216 two-baggers, while getting a free base 417 times and putting up 600 runs.
The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.380 with a FIP of 4.45 as a squad so far this season. They rank 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 976. The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 575 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.47 (527 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.33 (1,139 strikeouts vs 488 bases on balls). They have surrendered 155 home runs and they surrender 4.88 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league).
Cincinnati has called on relievers to enter the game in 57 save chances and they have converted 33 saves. They are ranked 21st in the league holding a save rate of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 435 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 152 times in high leverage situations and also on 131 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.7% out of their 194 inherited runners. With 119 save situations, the Reds have accrued 60 holds in addition to 24 blown saves.
In their 9,555 innings on the diamond, the Reds have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in professional baseball). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 85 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in pro baseball). The Reds have accrued 1,032 assists, 66 errors and have amassed 3,185 putouts for the year.
Gutierrez (8-3 career record) has earned a 3.95 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.76 and he has faced 339 hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 35 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.331 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. In his MLB career, Gutierrez has surrendered 73 base knocks while totaling 58 K's in 79 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-192)
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