Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-182) San Francisco (+120)
Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds (7-3, 1st in NL Central) head to Oracle Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (6-4, 3rd in NL West). The moneyline on this matchup has the Reds priced at -182 and the Giants are at +120. The over/under opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tyler Mahle and Johnny Cueto.
Cincinnati is slugging .504 and have been called out on strikes 81 times, while drawing a walk on 33 occasions. They have tallied 65 RBI's in addition to 95 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate sits at .277. The Reds have tallied 20 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 18 balls out of the park. They have earned 69 runs scored while having a team OBP of .352. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are recording 6.9 runs per contest, which has them at 1st in baseball.
The Reds have an earned run average of 4.25 on the season (16th in the league), and their staff has rung up 97 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. Reds pitchers have allowed 15 home runs in addition to 46 runs in total (12th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 37 batters and their FIP is 4.50 as a team so far this season.
Reds relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 10 times and also have had 7 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 4 holds this year (15th in MLB). The Reds relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 8 save situations. They have tallied 3 saves this season and have missed out on 1 of their 4 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 14 base runners on the campaign with 50.0% of them crossed home plate. The Reds have sent 32 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
Mahle has taken the mound for 318 innings and has accounted for 328 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 4.61 (163 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.392. He has allowed 318 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 125 free passes. Mahle (14-25 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.71 while he has faced 1,393 batters during his time in the major leagues.
San Francisco has 14 home runs for the year and 30 RBIs. They have recorded 11 doubles, while walking 38 times and putting up 31 runs. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated an on-base percentage of .284 in addition to a batting average of .192 for the season. The Giants have a SLG% of .360 and they earn 3.10 runs per contest (29th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 92 occasions (15th in baseball) and have totaled 61 hits.
The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 29 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 2.73 (27 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 7 home runs and they concede 2.93 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.112 with a FIP of 3.44 as a squad this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.69 (86 strikeouts vs 32 walks). They rank 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 67.
San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 11 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 8 occasions with runners on. With 16 save situations, the Giants have amassed 8 holds and 3 blown saves. They are currently ranked 13th in MLB holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 35 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 8 save chances and they have converted 5 saves.
So far in his pro baseball career, Cueto has given up 1,751 hits while accumulating 1,626 strikeouts in 1,934 innings. He has conceded 732 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.195 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.90 and he has faced 8,018 opposing batters in his MLB career. Cueto (129-90 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.41 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-182)
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