Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+105) Milwaukee (-132)
American Family Field is the venue where Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers (77-49, 1st in NL Central) will play the Cincinnati Reds (69-58, 2nd in NL Central) on Thursday. The Reds open this matchup at +105 while the Brewers are priced at -132. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Sonny Gray and Brett Anderson.
The Reds have accrued 231 two-baggers as a team and have hit 176 baseballs out of the stadium. Cincinnati is slugging .434 and have been rung up 1,140 times, while being walked on 446 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 5.1 runs per game, which is 4th in baseball. They have earned 617 RBI's and 1,080 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is .252. They have accumulated 641 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .333.
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Reds pitchers have yielded 161 home runs in addition to 605 runs in total (20th in MLB). They have walked 509 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.38 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Reds hold a team ERA of 4.43 so far this year (19th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,209 batters.
The Reds have sent 458 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 208 base runners on the campaign with 39.4% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 36 saves on the season and have blown 25 of their 61 chances to save the game. The Reds relievers have recorded a save percentage of 59.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 125 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 62 holds so far this season (16th in MLB). Reds pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 138 times and also have had 159 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have earned 3,398 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,112 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and have a total of 828 double plays. The Reds have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,194 innings on the field, which has them sitting 23rd in baseball.
Gray has pitched in 1,229 frames and has earned 1,184 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.59 (490 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.228. He has surrendered 1,068 base hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 442 free passes. Gray (80-69 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.66 while he has gone up against 5,133 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Brewers have a team slugging % of .402 and they average 4.69 runs per game (10th in the league). They have 195 two-baggers, while walking 461 times as well as scoring 591 runs. Milwaukee has recorded 157 home runs this season to go along with 561 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,159 instances (7th in the league) and have earned a total of 980 hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an OBP of .320 and a team batting average of .235 on the year.
The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.188 and have a FIP of 3.65 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.89 (1,253 strikeouts vs 433 free passes). They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 897. They have surrendered 120 long balls and they relinquish 3.78 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Milwaukee pitching staff have relinquished 471 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.38 (420 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 127 save situations, the Brewers have 66 holds in addition to 23 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 59 save chances and they have earned 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 159 times in high leverage situations and also on 83 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.8% out of 116 inherited base runners. They sit at 15th in MLB holding a save percentage of 61.0%, and they have dispatched 419 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
Out of their 10,080 innings on the field, the Brewers hold a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (6th in MLB). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 78 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in MLB). The Brewers have accrued 1,053 assists, 79 errors and have earned 3,360 putouts for the season.
Anderson (67-72 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.07 ERA and has conceded 9.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.56 and he has faced 4,769 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 509 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.330 and a FIP of 4.0. In his MLB career, Anderson has surrendered 1,200 base knocks and he has 765 strikeouts in 1,126 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-132)
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