Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-105) Cincinnati (-115)
Jeff Hoffman and the Cincinnati Reds (7-5, 1st in NL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (6-5, 2nd in AL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Friday. The Reds open this matchup at -115 while the Indians are coming in at -105. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Logan Allen and Jeff Hoffman.
The Indians have hit 15 doubles as a unit and have hit 15 balls out of the park. Cleveland is slugging .369 and have been called out on strikes 85 times, while drawing a walk on 38 occasions. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 25th in the league. They have 40 runs batted in and 67 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .195. They have racked up 42 runs and have an on-base percentage of .277.
The Indians hold a team ERA of 3.09 over the course of the season (8th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 106 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.86 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.02. Indians pitchers have conceded 11 long balls in addition to 34 runs in total (2nd in baseball). They have walked 37 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.73 as a squad on the year.
The Indians have dispatched 30 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 9 base runners so far this year with 33.3% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 4 saves this year and have blown 1 of their 5 save opportunities. The Indians relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 80.0% and has entered the game in 8 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 3 holds on the campaign (23rd in baseball). Indians relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 6 times and also have had 7 appearances in high leverage situations.
Allen has taken the ball for 48 innings and is sitting with 32 punch outs during his MLB career. Allen (3-4 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.28 while facing 217 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.84 (26 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.655. He has surrendered 55 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 25 free passes.
The Cincinnati Reds have compiled an OBP of .336 as well as a team batting average of .264 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 99 occasions (24th in MLB) and have notched a total of 107 hits. Cincinnati has accumulated 20 home runs on the year as well as 71 RBIs. The Reds hold a team slugging percentage of .479 and they have an average of 6.25 runs per contest (1st in baseball). They have put up 23 doubles, while walking 37 times and putting up 75 runs.
The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.248 in addition to having a FIP of 4.44 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.70 (119 strikeouts vs 44 free passes). They come in at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 87. They have allowed 18 long balls and they relinquish 4.80 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Cincinnati pitching staff have given up 56 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.37 (51 earned runs surrendered).
Cincinnati has had relief pitchers enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves. They sit at 16th in MLB holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 39 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score percentage of 52.9% out of their 17 inherited base runners. Sitting with 9 save situations, the Reds have tallied 4 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
So far in his MLB career, Hoffman has surrendered 276 base hits and he has 205 strikeouts in 240 innings pitched. Hoffman (11-17 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.30 ERA while surrendering 10.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 168 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.608 and having a FIP of 5.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.86 and he has faced 1,088 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-115)
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