Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 7/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-105) Milwaukee (-116)
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (45-41, 2nd in NL Central) go to American Family Field on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (52-36, 1st in NL Central). The Brewers open this game at -116 while the Reds are priced at -105. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Wade Miley and Eric Lauer.
The Reds have accumulated 143 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 111 balls out of the park. Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .420 and have been called out on strikes 745 times, while taking a walk on 293 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are recording 4.9 runs/g, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have 400 RBI's as well as 710 hits for the year, and their batting average is .249. They have notched a total of 418 runs and hold an OBP of .330.
The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 4.53 over the course of the season (22nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 828 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.37. Reds pitchers have allowed 107 home runs and 416 runs in total (23rd in MLB). They have walked 346 opposing players and their FIP is 4.34 as a unit on the season.
The Reds relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 73 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 140 base runners so far this year with 41.4% of those players crossed home plate. Reds pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 94 times in addition to having 94 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have dispatched 307 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have recorded 35 holds for the year (22nd in baseball). They have compiled 22 saves so far this year and have missed out on 14 out of their 36 save opportunities.
The Reds have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,792 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have amassed 2,264 putouts for the season, in addition to 735 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them ranked 24th in the majors, and they have turned 542 double plays.
Miley has taken the hill for 1,506 innings and has accounted for 1,199 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Miley (91-89 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.07 while he has gone up against 6,460 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.17 (698 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.372. He has allowed 1,545 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 522 free passes.
Milwaukee has accumulated 102 long balls so far this season as well as 358 RBIs. They have notched 124 doubles, while walking 326 times and putting up 377 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have an OBP of .311 as well as a batting average of .220 this season. The Brewers have a SLG% of .379 and they average 4.38 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 840 instances (3rd in MLB) and have recorded 621 hits.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have relinquished 332 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.53 (301 earned runs given up). They have allowed 93 long balls and they give up 3.89 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.180 and have a FIP of 3.80 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 (875 strikeouts against 304 bases on balls). They rank 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 602.
Sitting with 80 save situations, the Brewers have amassed 42 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 38 save chances and they have earned 24 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 100 times in high leverage situations and on 54 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.8% out of their 69 inherited runners. They sit at 16th in the league with a save percentage of 63.2%, and they have sent 272 relievers onto the diamond for the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have twisted 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in the majors). The Brewers have recorded 705 assists, 48 errors and have notched a total of 2,304 putouts on the season. Out of their 6,912 innings on the field, the Brewers have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (3rd in the majors).
During his career, Lauer has conceded 348 base hits while he has accumulated 301 punch outs in 323 innings pitched. He has conceded 167 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.467 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and he has faced 1,432 opposing hitters during his career. Lauer (17-22 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.65 ERA and has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-116)
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