Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+100) Cincinnati (-120)
Great American Ball Park is the venue where Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds (28-29, 4th in NL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (33-26, 2nd in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Brewers open this matchup at +100 while the Reds are priced at -120. The O/U opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Adrian Houser and Sonny Gray.
The Brewers have recorded 73 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 75 balls out of the park. Milwaukee is slugging .372 and have been called out on strikes 581 times, while drawing a walk on 203 occasions. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 3.9 runs per game, which is 22nd in the league. They have 221 RBI's as well as 407 hits for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .211. They have racked up 231 runs and have an OBP of .297.
The Brewers have a team ERA of 3.65 so far this season (9th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 617 hitters. They have walked 196 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.81 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.15. Brewers pitchers have conceded 70 home runs in addition to 235 runs in total (9th in the league).
The Brewers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.7% and stepped onto the hill in 58 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 49 base runners this year with 40.8% of those runners crossed home plate. Brewers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 38 times in addition to having 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 185 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have recorded 30 holds so far this season (13th in the league). They have compiled 17 saves this year and have missed out on 11 out of their 28 save chances.
The Brewers have turned 71.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,743 innings on the field, which has them sitting 6th in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have accounted for 1,581 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 466 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 19th in baseball, and they have twisted 356 double plays.
Houser has taken the ball for 236 frames and is sitting with 217 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.07 (107 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.331. He has surrendered 225 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 90 free passes. Houser (10-18 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.34 while he has gone up against 1,001 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Reds have a team slugging % of .429 and they tally 4.95 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have put up 95 doubles, while walking 189 times as well as putting up 282 runs. Cincinnati has accounted for 82 home runs on the season to go along with 268 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 491 instances (24th in MLB) and have recorded 483 hits. The Cincinnati Reds have an on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .249 for the season.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 304 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.95 (279 earned runs conceded). They have given up 72 long balls and they concede 5.40 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.391 with a FIP of 4.37 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.28 (552 strikeouts vs 242 free passes). They are sitting at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 463.
With 41 save situations, the Reds have amassed 18 holds and 8 blown saves. Cincinnati has had relievers step onto the hill in 22 save chances and they have come away with 14 saves. Their relievers have come in 57 times in high leverage situations and also on 69 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 44.7% of 103 inherited runners. They sit at 11th in the league with a save rate of 63.6%, and they have sent 208 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Cincinnati Reds have twisted 37 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in MLB). The Reds have accrued 504 assists, 36 errors and have a tally of 1,521 putouts this year. Out of their 4,563 innings on the field, the Reds are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Gray has surrendered 1,021 base hits while he has tallied 1,126 K's in 1,179 frames. He has given up a total of 464 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.225 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.66 and he has faced 4,915 opposing hitters in his career. Gray (76-67 career win-loss mark) has a 3.54 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+100)
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