Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-145) Cincinnati (+125)
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (8-5, 1st in NL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (7-6, 2nd in AL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Indians coming in at -145 and the Reds are at +125. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Shane Bieber and Wade Miley.
The Indians have hit 19 doubles as a unit and have hit 18 baseballs out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .383 and have struck out 105 times, while drawing a walk on 44 occasions. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 26th in baseball. They have accrued 46 RBI's as well as 85 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is at .206. They have tallied 49 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .284.
The Indians hold a team ERA of 3.42 so far this year (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 124 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.08. Indians pitchers have given up 13 home runs and also 46 runs (4th in MLB). They have walked 42 opposing players and their FIP is 3.77 as a unit this season.
Indians relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 7 times as well as having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 5 holds so far this season (18th in the league). The Indians relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 83.3% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. They have compiled 5 saves this season and have blown 1 out of their 6 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 11 runners on the year and 45.5% of those runners crossed home plate. The Indians have sent 37 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
Bieber has taken the ball for 427 innings and has earned 534 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.26 (155 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.087. He has allowed 373 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 92 free passes. Bieber (35-15 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.02 and he has faced 1,725 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Cincinnati has a total of 22 long balls on the year to go along with 81 RBIs. They have recorded 25 doubles, while getting a free base 40 times as well as putting up 85 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have tallied an on-base percentage of .342 in addition to a team batting average of .269 on the year. The Reds hold a team slugging percentage of .485 and they are recording 6.54 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 109 occasions (24th in the league) and have recorded 118 base hits.
The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.281 with a FIP of 4.60 as a team this season. They are sitting at 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 97. The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 59 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.34 (55 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.55 (125 strikeouts vs 49 walks). They have conceded 20 dingers and they relinquish 4.66 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Sitting with 9 save situations, the Reds have earned 4 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Cincinnati has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 52.9% of 17 inherited base runners. They sit at 15th in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 42 relievers to the hill so far this year.
In his career, Miley has allowed 1,470 base knocks while accumulating 1,136 strikeouts in 1,429 innings. He has given up a total of 668 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.379 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and he has faced 6,134 batters during his MLB career. Miley (87-85 record in his career) holds a 4.21 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-145)
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