Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Great American Ball Park is the site where Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds (19-22, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (21-22, 3rd in NL Central) on Saturday.
The Brewers have hit 52 doubles as a unit and have hit 45 baseballs out of the stadium. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .353 and have struck out 416 times, while being walked on 143 occasions. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 3.6 runs per game, which is 27th in MLB. They have compiled 147 runs batted in in addition to 294 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .212. They are sitting with 153 runs while having a team OBP of .299.
The Brewers have an ERA of 3.63 over the course of the season (8th in MLB), and they have struck out 437 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.03 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.16. Brewers pitchers have allowed 48 home runs and also 171 total runs (13th in baseball). They have walked 144 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a squad on the campaign.
Brewers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 27 times and also have had 53 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 23 holds on the season (11th in baseball). The Brewers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 68.8% and has entered the game in 39 save situations. They have earned 11 saves on the year and have blown 5 of their 16 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 36 runners on the campaign with 41.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers have sent 137 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with 1,131 putouts for the season, in addition to 345 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which ranks 22nd in the majors, and have accumulated 256 double plays. The Brewers have turned 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,393 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 7th in pro baseball.
Anderson has taken the hill for 1,068 innings and has 728 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.07 (483 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.336. He has given up 1,143 base knocks (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 284 walks. Anderson (65-68 career record) has a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 4,526 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Reds hold a slugging percentage of .431 and they are recording 5.25 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have hit 64 two-baggers, while getting a free base 133 times as well as notching 210 runs. Cincinnati has accounted for 58 home runs this year to go along with 198 runs batted in. They have struck out on 354 instances (18th in the league) and have 347 hits. The Cincinnati Reds hold an on-base percentage of .328 and a team batting average of .252 on the campaign.
The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.382 in addition to having a FIP of 4.40 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 (395 strikeouts against 174 free passes). They sit at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 322. They have surrendered 52 homers and they relinquish 5.34 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Cincinnati pitching staff have given up 213 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.81 (192 earned runs allowed).
With 24 save situations, the Reds have earned 10 holds and 7 blown saves. Cincinnati has had relief pitchers take the mound in 14 save opportunities and they have earned 7 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 40 times in high leverage situations and on 46 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.3% out of their 63 inherited runners. They are ranked 24th in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 144 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 27 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (26th in the majors). The Reds have racked up 358 assists, 29 errors and have earned 1,077 putouts so far this year. In 3,231 innings played, the Reds have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (21st in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Gray has conceded 1,008 base knocks while tallying 1,105 strikeouts in 1,162 innings. He has surrendered 458 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.226 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and he has gone up against 4,847 hitters during his career. Gray (75-66 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.55 earned run average while surrendering 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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