Cincinnati Reds vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Miami Marlins
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-147) Miami (+110)
Zach Thompson and the Miami Marlins (52-75, 5th in NL East) play the Cincinnati Reds (69-59, 2nd in NL Central) at Marlins Park on Friday. The Marlins open this game at +110 while the Reds are priced at -147. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Wade Miley and Zach Thompson.
Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .433 and have been called out on strikes 1,156 times, while drawing a walk on 446 occasions. They have 618 runs batted in and 1,085 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .252. The Reds have hit 231 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 177 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 642 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .332. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB.
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The Reds have compiled a team ERA of 4.42 this year (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,218 batters. They have walked 514 batters and their FIP is 4.37 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.37 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Reds pitchers have allowed 161 home runs and also 609 total runs (20th in baseball).
Reds pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 140 times and also have had 159 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 62 holds this season (16th in MLB). The Reds relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 59.0% and stepped onto the hill in 125 save situations. They have compiled 36 saves on the campaign and have not converted 25 of their 61 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 213 runners on the year with 39.0% of them crossed home plate. The Reds have dispatched 461 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Reds have converted 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,266 innings on the field, which has them sitting 22nd in pro baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have 3,422 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,123 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them ranked 15th in the majors, and they have twisted 836 double plays.
Miley has taken the ball for 1,555 innings and has earned 1,234 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.12 (712 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.372. He has given up 1,590 base hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 544 free passes. Miley (95-89 career record) has a FIP of 4.07 and he has faced 6,667 batters during his time in the majors.
The Miami Marlins are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .303 as well as a team batting average of .236 for the year. They have been rung up on 1,226 occasions (3rd in the league) and have a total of 998 base hits. Miami has accounted for 124 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 480 RBIs. The Marlins hold a team slugging percentage of .376 and they are earning 3.97 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have notched 187 doubles, while getting a free base 365 times and putting up 504 runs.
The Miami pitching staff have allowed 542 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.95 (488 earned runs conceded). They have given up 127 homers and they relinquish 4.39 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Marlins have a WHIP of 1.269 in addition to having a FIP of 4.04 as a staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.56 (1,073 strikeouts vs 419 bases on balls). They sit at 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 991.
Miami relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.6% out of their 141 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 136 times in high leverage situations in addition to 93 occasions with runners on. With 106 save situations, the Marlins have earned 60 holds and also 23 blown saves. They rank 28th in MLB with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 466 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Miami has called on relievers to enter the contest in 46 save opportunities and they have earned 23 saves.
The Miami Marlins have twisted 115 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in pro baseball). The Marlins have recorded 1,137 assists, 84 errors and have earned a total of 3,333 putouts so far this season. Out of their 9,999 innings on the diamond, the Marlins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in baseball).
Thompson (2-5 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 2.97 ERA and has surrendered 6.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.43 and he has faced 234 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered 19 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.092 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. During his pro baseball career, Thompson has surrendered 42 hits and he has 51 punch outs in 57 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-147)
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