Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-105) Cincinnati (-116)
Great American Ball Park is the venue where Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds (24-28, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (25-29, 3rd in NL East) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Phillies coming in at -105 and the Reds are at -116. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Spencer Howard and Vladimir Gutierrez.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 3.9 runs/g, which has them at 21st in baseball. They have tallied 210 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .307. The Phillies have accumulated 78 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 52 balls out of the park. They have 201 RBI's and 413 hits so far this year, and their batting average is sitting at .233. Philadelphia is slugging .373 and have struck out 544 times, while drawing a walk on 175 occasions.
The Phillies have compiled a team earned run average of 4.34 over the course of the season (19th in MLB), and they have rung up 503 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.09 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Phillies pitchers have yielded 69 home runs and also 243 total runs (19th in the league). They have walked 163 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.08 as a unit on the year.
Phillies relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 47 times in addition to having 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 24 holds over the course of the season (20th in MLB). The Phillies relievers have earned a save rate of 54.2% and has entered the game in 49 save situations. They have recorded 13 saves over the course of the season and have blown 11 of their 24 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 72 base runners on the year with 44.4% of them ended up scoring. The Phillies have sent 166 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 1,413 putouts thus far, as well as 464 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 17th in MLB, and they have twisted 350 double plays. The Phillies have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,239 innings on the field, which ranks them 25th in baseball.
Howard has taken the ball for 35 innings and has racked up 40 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 5.80 (23 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.626. He has given up 39 base hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) with 19 free passes. Howard (1-3 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.88 while going up against 166 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Cincinnati has compiled 73 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 243 RBIs. They have 84 doubles, while walking 172 times as well as racking up 256 runs. The Cincinnati Reds hold an on-base percentage of .323 and a batting average of .246 this year. The Reds have a slugging percentage of .423 and they are recording 4.92 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 459 occasions (21st in baseball) and have earned a total of 436 base hits.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have yielded 272 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.83 (248 earned runs conceded). They have given up 63 home runs and they relinquish 5.30 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.370 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.30 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.25 (500 strikeouts against 222 walks). They sit at 15th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 411.
Cincinnati has had relief pitchers enter the game in 17 save opportunities and they have converted 10 saves. They rank 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 58.8%, and they have dispatched 188 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 48 times in high leverage situations and also on 61 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score percentage of 43.8% out of 89 inherited base runners. With 30 save situations, the Reds have recorded 13 holds and also 7 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in professional baseball). The Reds have racked up 461 assists, 33 errors and are sitting with 1,386 putouts on the season. In 4,158 innings played, the Reds have a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in MLB).
Gutierrez (0-1 career record) has a 1.80 earned run average while giving up 3.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.50 and he has faced 19 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 1 earned run while holding a WHIP of 0.800 and having a FIP of 5.7. In his career, Gutierrez has allowed 2 base knocks while he has accumulated 3 strikeouts in 5 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-116)
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