Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+155) Cincinnati (-200)
Great American Ball Park is the site where Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (66-57, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the Miami Marlins (51-71, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Marlins priced at +155 and the Reds are at -200. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Zach Thompson and Wade Miley.
Miami is slugging .379 and have been called out on strikes 1,178 times, while being walked on 347 occasions. They have accumulated 467 RBI's in addition to 966 hits on the year, while their team batting average is at .237. The Marlins have recorded 178 doubles as a squad and have hit 122 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 491 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are compiling 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in the league.
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The Marlins have compiled a team ERA of 3.93 for the season (11th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,037 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Marlins pitchers have surrendered 117 long balls and also 519 total runs (14th in baseball). They have walked 405 batters and their FIP is 3.98 as a unit on the season.
The Marlins bullpen have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 106 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 runners for the season and 38.4% of them ended up scoring. Marlins bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 89 times and also have had 133 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 451 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 60 holds this year (17th in the league). They have 23 saves on the season and have blown 23 out of their 46 chances to get a save.
The Marlins have converted 69.4% of balls in play into outs in their 9,612 innings, ranking them 17th in MLB. The Miami Marlins are sitting with 3,204 putouts on the year, as well as 1,082 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which has them ranked 29th in MLB, and they have turned 832 double plays.
Thompson has taken the ball for 52 frames and is sitting with 48 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Thompson (2-5 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.59 and he has gone up against 216 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.91 (17 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.120. He has given up 39 base hits (6.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 20 free passes.
The Reds have a team slugging % of .433 and they tally 5.06 runs per contest (5th in MLB). They have tallied 224 two-baggers, while walking 434 times and scoring 622 runs. Cincinnati has knocked in 170 home runs on the campaign as well as 598 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,109 occasions (9th in baseball) and have totaled 1,053 base hits. The Cincinnati Reds have a team OBP of .334 and a team batting average of .253 over the course of the season.
The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.378 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.38 (1,177 strikeouts vs 495 walks). They rank 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,017. They have yielded 159 homers and they allow 4.84 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 590 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.45 (542 earned runs conceded).
With 119 save situations, the Reds have accrued 60 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 57 save opportunities and they have come away with 33 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 152 times in high leverage situations and also on 133 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.1% of 197 inherited base runners. They rank 21st in the league with a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 445 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
In their 9,879 innings played, the Reds are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (23rd in the majors). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 92 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in pro baseball). The Reds have racked up 1,073 assists, 67 errors and have a tally of 3,293 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Miley has surrendered 1,585 hits while totaling 1,231 punch outs in 1,551 innings pitched. Miley (95-89 career mark) has a 4.12 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 710 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.371 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 and he has faced 6,646 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-200)
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