Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-120) San Francisco (+110)
Aaron Sanchez and the San Francisco Giants (4-3, 3rd in NL West) host the Cincinnati Reds (6-1, 1st in NL Central) at Oracle Park on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Reds coming in at -120 and the Giants are at +110. The total opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Wade Miley and Aaron Sanchez.
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are recording 9.0 runs per game, which is 1st in the league. They have accumulated 63 runs scored and have an OBP of .391. The Reds have tallied 15 doubles as a unit and have hit 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 60 RBI's as well as 76 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .310. Cincinnati has a slugging % of .580 and have struck out 59 times, while drawing a walk on 29 occasions.
Reds pitchers have relinquished 11 home runs in addition to 31 runs in total (13th in the league). They have walked 25 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.48 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.09. The Reds hold a team earned run average of 3.94 over the course of the season (14th in the league), and their staff has struck out 70 hitters.
The Reds bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 6 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 11 runners so far this year and 45.5% of those runners crossed the plate. Reds relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 8 times as well as having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have dispatched 25 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have a total of 3 holds this season (15th in baseball). They have recorded 2 saves this year and have blown 1 of their 3 save opportunities.
Miley has thrown 1,424 innings and is sitting with 1,133 K's in his pro baseball career. Miley (86-85 career record) holds a FIP of 4.11 while going up against 6,116 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.22 (668 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.382. He has allowed 1,468 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 500 walks.
San Francisco has 11 long balls on the year as well as 22 RBIs. They have notched 7 doubles, while taking a walk 25 times as well as putting up 23 runs. The San Francisco Giants have a team OBP of .278 as well as a batting average of .198 on the season. The Giants have a team slugging % of .371 and they score 3.29 runs per outing (24th in the league). They have struck out on 72 occasions (12th in MLB) and have tallied 46 base hits.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.113 in addition to having a FIP of 3.46 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.33 (56 strikeouts vs 24 free passes). They are sitting at 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 45. They have given up 4 homers and they relinquish 3.34 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 23 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.05 (21 earned runs conceded).
San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 7 save opportunities and they have recorded 4 saves. They rank 17th in MLB with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have sent 25 relief pitchers onto the field this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 12 times in high leverage situations and on 7 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.0% out of their 9 inherited runners. With 11 save situations, the Giants have earned 4 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
Thus far in his career, Sanchez has surrendered 548 base hits and he has 478 punch outs in 594 frames. Sanchez (34-33 career record) holds a 3.97 ERA and has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 262 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.362 and a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.82 and he has faced 2,557 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-120)
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