Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-105) Arizona (-141)
Chase Field is the site where Taylor Widener and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-4, 4th in NL West) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (5-1, 1st in NL Central) on Friday. The Diamondbacks open this game at -141 while the Reds are priced at -105. The over/under opens at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Mahle and Taylor Widener.
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 9.5 runs per game, which has them at 1st in the league. They have racked up 57 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .400. The Reds have accrued 11 doubles as a team and have hit 14 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 54 runs batted in and 65 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .316. Cincinnati is slugging .602 and have been called out on strikes 51 times, while drawing a walk on 26 occasions.
Reds pitchers have relinquished 10 home runs and 26 total runs (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 16 opposing players and their FIP is 4.47 as a unit on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.69 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.02. The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 3.83 on the season (14th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 59 batters.
The Reds have dispatched 19 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 9 base runners on the campaign with 33.3% of those runners crossed the plate. They have compiled 1 save for the season. The relievers have accumulated 2 holds this year (17th in the league). Reds relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base in 6 contests in addition to 3 games with high leverage.
Mahle has taken the mound for 314 innings and has totaled 322 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.67 (163 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.397. He has conceded 318 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 121 walks. Mahle (14-25 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.73 while he has gone up against 1,377 hitters in the majors.
Arizona has tallied 7 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 20 runs batted in. They have tallied 10 two-baggers, while getting a free base 14 times and notching 22 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with an on-base percentage of .266 as well as a team batting average of .216 on the season. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .365 and they average 3.67 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 60 occasions (13th in the league) and have earned a total of 48 base hits.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.574 in addition to having a FIP of 5.58 as a staff for the year. They come in at 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 54. The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 36 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.17 (31 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.71 (53 strikeouts vs 31 free passes). They have surrendered 10 homers and they surrender 6.00 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Sitting with 4 opportunities for a save, the Diamondbacks have accrued 7 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the game in 11 save situations and they have earned 1 save. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field in 9 games with high leverage and also 7 outings with runners on base. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 13.0% out of their 8 inherited runners. They rank 24th in baseball with a save percentage of 25.0%, and they have sent 22 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
During his career, Widener has surrendered 17 base hits while he has tallied 27 punch outs in 26 frames. Widener (1-1 career record) has earned a 3.46 ERA while allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up 10 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.231 and having a FIP of 5.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.80 and he has gone up against 112 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-105)
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