San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-135) Cincinnati (+110)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (25-16, 1st in NL West) go to Great American Ball Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Reds (19-20, 4th in NL Central). The Reds open this game at +110 while the Giants are coming in at -135. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kevin Gausman and Wade Miley.
The Giants have hit 54 doubles as a unit and have knocked 56 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco is slugging .402 and have struck out 392 times, while taking a walk on 165 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in baseball. They have amassed 169 runs batted in as well as 297 hits for the year, and their batting average is .225. They have earned 179 runs and have an OBP of .315.
Giants pitchers have allowed 39 home runs in addition to 143 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 119 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.72 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.94 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.15. The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 3.28 on the year (4th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 350 batters.
Giants relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 31 times and also have had 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 34 holds so far this season (1st in MLB). The Giants relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 58.6% and has come into the game in 63 save situations. They have accumulated 17 saves on the season and have blown 12 of their 29 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 runners on the season and 44.2% of those runners crossed the plate. The Giants have sent 140 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Giants have turned 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,258 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 2nd in MLB. The San Francisco Giants have amassed 1,086 putouts this year, as well as 386 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .991 which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball, and have a total of 228 double plays.
Gausman has taken the ball for 1,039 frames and has tallied 993 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.13 (477 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.304. He has allowed 1,047 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 308 free passes. Gausman (53-66 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.98 while he has faced 4,398 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Cincinnati Reds hold an on-base percentage of .329 in addition to a batting average of .252 so far this season. They have been rung up on 346 instances (18th in the league) and have accounted for 339 base knocks. Cincinnati is sitting with 56 home runs so far this year as well as 196 RBIs. The Reds have a team slugging % of .431 and they earn 5.33 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 64 two-baggers, while taking a walk 131 times and scoring 208 runs.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have surrendered 209 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.83 (188 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 50 home runs and they relinquish 5.37 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.383 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.42 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.22 (378 strikeouts against 170 free passes). They rank 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 314.
Cincinnati has had relievers enter the game in 14 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 141 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers have come in 40 times in high leverage situations and also on 45 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score percentage of 42.6% of 61 inherited runners. Sitting with 24 save situations, the Reds have earned 10 holds and also 7 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 27 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (26th in pro baseball). The Reds have 352 assists, 29 errors and have 1,050 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 3,150 innings on the field, the Reds are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.0% (20th in professional baseball).
Miley (89-88 career mark) holds a 4.23 ERA and has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and he has gone up against 6,255 batters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 684 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.377 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Miley has allowed 1,496 base knocks while tallying 1,159 strikeouts in 1,457 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+110)
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