Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Sam Hentges and the Cleveland Indians (17-13, 1st in AL Central) host the Cincinnati Reds (14-15, 4th in NL Central) at Progressive Field on Sunday.
Cincinnati is slugging .434 and have been called out on strikes 279 times, while drawing a walk on 98 occasions. They have accrued 144 RBI's in addition to 241 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .245. The Reds have hit 48 doubles as a unit and have hit 43 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 152 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .325. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are compiling 5.2 runs per contest, which is 1st in the league.
The Reds have compiled a team ERA of 4.88 so far this season (26th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 285 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.24 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.37. Reds pitchers have surrendered 41 long balls and 152 runs in total (25th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 127 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.59 as a team on the season.
The Reds have sent 106 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 51 runners this year and 45.1% of them ended up scoring. They have 5 saves so far this year and have blown 7 of their 12 chances to save the game. The Reds bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 41.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. The bullpen have 10 holds for the year (25th in the league). Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 35 times and also have had 33 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Reds have transformed 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,340 innings on the field, which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 780 putouts so far this season, as well as 258 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 176 double plays.
Mahle (14-26 career record) holds a FIP of 4.63 while going up against 1,481 batters in the majors. He has allowed 337 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 130 walks. His ERA is 4.55 (172 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.374. Mahle has thrown 340 innings and is sitting with 354 K's during his MLB career.
Cleveland has recorded 40 home runs so far this season as well as 121 RBIs. They have recorded 46 doubles, while walking 101 times as well as notching 127 runs. The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .289 and a batting average of .212 on the campaign. The Indians have a SLG% of .393 and they have an average of 4.23 runs per game (17th in the league). They have been rung up on 254 instances (25th in baseball) and have earned a total of 208 hits.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.183 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.19 as a pitching staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.85 (296 strikeouts vs 104 walks). They are currently ranked 4th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 211. They have given up 41 homers and they allow 3.92 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 116 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.62 (107 earned runs yielded).
With 25 save situations, the Indians have accrued 13 holds and also 2 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the game in 12 save chances and they have converted 10 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 26 times in high leverage situations in addition to 23 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of their 30 inherited base runners. They rank 4th in baseball holding a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 94 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 22 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (21st in MLB). The Indians have 277 assists, 21 errors and have accumulated 800 putouts for the year. Out of their 2,400 innings on the field, the Indians hold a efficiency on defense of 71.9% (5th in the majors).
In his career, Hentges has allowed 14 base hits while he has earned 8 K's in 9 innings pitched. Hentges (1-0 career record) holds a 5.00 earned run average and has surrendered 14.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 5 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.778 and a FIP of 7.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.00 and he has faced 42 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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