Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (17-13, 1st in AL Central) host the Cincinnati Reds (14-15, 4th in NL Central) at Progressive Field on Saturday.
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 5.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in the league. They have notched a total of 152 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325. The Reds have hit 48 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 43 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 144 runs batted in and 241 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .245. Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .434 and have been called out on strikes 279 times, while drawing a walk on 98 occasions.
The Reds have compiled a team earned run average of 4.88 so far this season (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 285 hitters. They have walked 127 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.59 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Reds pitchers have relinquished 41 home runs and also 152 runs (25th in the league).
The Reds have sent 106 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 51 base runners this year and 45.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 5 saves for the season and have blown 7 of their 12 chances to save the game. The Reds relievers have compiled a save rate of 41.7% and has entered the game in 22 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 10 holds on the campaign (25th in baseball). Reds pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 35 times as well as having 33 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have earned 780 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 258 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which puts them in 10th in the majors, and have a total of 176 double plays. The Reds have turned 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,340 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in professional baseball.
Castillo has taken the hill for 549 innings and has earned 602 K's in his pro baseball career. Castillo (33-36 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.81 while he has gone up against 2,274 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.75 (229 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.192. He has surrendered 463 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 192 walks.
Cleveland has accumulated 40 long balls so far this year as well as 121 runs batted in. They have 46 doubles, while walking 101 times as well as scoring 127 runs. The Cleveland Indians have accumulated an on-base percentage of .289 in addition to a batting average of .212 this season. The Indians have a slugging percentage of .393 and they average 4.23 runs per game (17th in the league). They have struck out on 254 occasions (25th in MLB) and are sitting with 208 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 116 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.62 (107 earned runs given up). They have conceded 41 long balls and they relinquish 3.92 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.183 and have a FIP of 4.19 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 (296 strikeouts vs 104 free passes). They come in at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 211.
Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of their 30 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 26 times in high leverage situations and on 23 occasions with runners on base. With 25 save situations, the Indians have earned 13 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They rank 4th in MLB holding a save rate of 83.3%, and they have sent 94 relievers onto the field for the year. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 12 save chances and they have walked away with 10 saves.
In their 2,400 innings played, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (5th in baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 22 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (21st in the majors). The Indians have racked up 277 assists, 21 errors and have accounted for 800 putouts on the season.
Civale (11-10 career mark) has a 3.58 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and he has gone up against 693 batters in his career. He has allowed 68 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.164 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Civale has given up 155 base hits while accumulating 143 strikeouts in 171 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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