Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+135) Cincinnati (-172)
Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins (51-72, 5th in NL East) travel to Great American Ball Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Reds (67-57, 2nd in NL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Marlins priced at +135 and the Reds are at -172. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Sandy Alcantara and Vladimir Gutierrez.
Miami has a slugging percentage of .378 and have struck out 1,187 times, while drawing a walk on 350 occasions. They have earned 470 runs batted in and 970 hits this year, and their team batting average sits at .237. The Marlins have recorded 180 doubles as a squad and have hit 123 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 494 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in the league.
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Marlins pitchers have conceded 119 long balls and 524 runs (14th in MLB). They have walked 407 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.99 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.57 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Marlins have a team earned run average of 3.93 for the year (11th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,045 hitters.
The Marlins relievers have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 106 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 138 runners on the year and 38.4% of them crossed the plate. Marlins pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 89 times in addition to having 133 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 455 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have a total of 60 holds on the campaign (18th in MLB). They have earned 23 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 23 of 46 save chances.
The Miami Marlins have accumulated 3,228 putouts this year, as well as 1,089 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which has them sitting 29th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 840 double plays. The Marlins have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,684 innings, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
Alcantara has taken the ball for 433 innings and has earned 365 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.60 (173 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.259. He has given up 376 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 169 free passes. Alcantara (18-30 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.21 and he has faced 1,817 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Cincinnati Reds have a team OBP of .334 and a team batting average of .252 on the season. They have struck out on 1,117 occasions (9th in the league) and have tallied 1,059 base hits. Cincinnati has accounted for 172 home runs on the campaign as well as 603 RBIs. The Reds have a SLG% of .434 and they score 5.06 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have put up 225 two-baggers, while walking 436 times and putting up 627 runs.
The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.373 and have a FIP of 4.40 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.38 (1,186 strikeouts against 498 free passes). They are currently ranked 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,021. They have relinquished 160 long balls and they yield 4.82 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Cincinnati pitching staff have relinquished 593 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.43 (545 earned runs relinquished).
Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.1% of 197 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 153 times in high leverage situations and also on 133 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Reds have earned 60 holds and 24 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in the league holding a save rate of 58.6%, and they have dispatched 447 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Cincinnati has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 58 save opportunities and they have tallied 34 saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 92 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in MLB). The Reds have accrued 1,083 assists, 68 errors and have a total of 3,320 putouts for the year. In 9,960 innings on the diamond, the Reds hold a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (23rd in baseball).
Gutierrez (8-4 record in his career) has a 3.87 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.91 and he has faced 366 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 37 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.349 and a FIP of 5.1. Thus far in his career, Gutierrez has given up 82 base hits while totaling 65 K's in 86 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-172)
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