Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-105) Atlanta (-116)
Drew Smyly and the Atlanta Braves (57-55, 2nd in NL East) host the Cincinnati Reds (61-51, 2nd in NL Central) at Truist Park on Tuesday. The Braves open this game at -116 while the Reds are coming in at -105. The over/under is set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Sonny Gray and Drew Smyly.
The Reds have tallied 202 doubles as a team and have knocked 150 balls out of the park. Cincinnati has a slugging % of .430 and have been rung up 1,004 times, while taking a walk on 395 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are earning 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in MLB. They have 539 runs batted in and 961 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .254. They have racked up 563 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .335.
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Reds pitchers have conceded 146 long balls and also 541 total runs (21st in the league). They have walked 456 opposing players and their FIP is 4.43 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. The Reds have compiled a team earned run average of 4.46 for the season (20th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,073 batters.
Reds relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 124 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 59 holds so far this year (11th in baseball). The Reds relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 58.2% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. They have accumulated 32 saves so far this season and have blown 23 of 55 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 183 runners for the year and 40.4% of them ended up scoring. The Reds have sent 412 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Reds have turned 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,000 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 23rd in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds have accumulated 3,000 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 985 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 13th in professional baseball, and have earned 722 double plays.
Gray (79-69 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.66 while facing 5,065 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 1,060 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 434 walks. His ERA is 3.60 (485 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.232. Gray has taken the ball for 1,213 innings and is sitting with 1,169 punch outs in his MLB career.
Atlanta has knocked in 157 HRs so far this season as well as 518 RBIs. They have notched 188 doubles, while getting a free base 395 times and recording 539 runs. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with an on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a batting average of .242 for the year. The Braves have a team slugging % of .427 and they are earning 4.81 runs per game (9th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,017 occasions (9th in baseball) and have tallied 895 hits.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.293 with a FIP of 4.06 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 890. The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 474 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (435 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 (981 strikeouts vs 367 bases on balls). They have yielded 122 homers and they allow 4.39 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 41 save opportunities and they have tallied 24 saves. They rank 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have sent 399 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 149 times in high leverage situations and also on 90 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of their 136 inherited runners. Sitting with 116 save situations, the Braves have accrued 74 holds and also 17 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 71 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (3rd in baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,000 assists, 50 errors and have amassed 2,916 putouts for the year. In 8,748 innings on the diamond, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (18th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Smyly has surrendered 769 hits while tallying 799 strikeouts in 806 innings. Smyly (42-38 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.17 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 374 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.276 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and he has gone up against 3,392 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-116)
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