Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 6/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-105) Cincinnati (-115)
The Arizona Diamondbacks (26-30) are en route to Great American Ball Park on Wednesday where they will take on the Cincinnati Reds (19-35). The moneyline on this game has the Diamondbacks at -105 and the Reds are at -115. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Merrill Kelly and Mike Minor.
The Diamondbacks have compiled 83 doubles as a unit and have hit 64 balls out of the stadium. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 515 times, while taking a walk on 196 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 25th in the league. They have 199 runs batted in and 387 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is .214. They have notched a total of 212 runs and hold an OBP of .296.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.26 for the season (23rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 392 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 177 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.36 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. Diamondbacks pitchers have yielded 61 long balls and also 256 runs in total (24th in baseball).
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 200 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 82 base runners this season and 24.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 16 saves on the year and have blown 7 of 23 chances to get a save. The Diamondbacks bullpen have earned a save percentage of 69.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 60 save situations. The relievers have racked up 36 holds over the course of the season (5th in the league). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 55 times and also have had 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a total of 1,478 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 476 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which ranks 25th in the majors, and have a total of 45 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,434 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 16th in professional baseball.
Kelly has taken the hill for 431 innings and has tallied 366 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.19 (201 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.293. He has given up 431 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 127 walks. Kelly (27-30 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.18 and he has faced 1,821 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Cincinnati has knocked in 50 HRs this year to go along with 227 RBIs. They have put up 85 doubles, while walking 162 times and scoring 234 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have earned an on-base percentage of .305 as well as a team batting average of .234 on the season. The Reds have a team SLG% of .372 and they average 4.33 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have struck out on 459 occasions (14th in the league) and have tallied 410 hits.
The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.424 in addition to having a FIP of 4.65 as a team this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 (472 strikeouts against 215 free passes). They rank 20th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 447. They have relinquished 70 homers and they concede 5.54 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Cincinnati pitching staff have given up 286 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 5.36 (277 earned runs conceded).
Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score rate of 42.0% out of 100 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 43 times in high leverage situations in addition to 59 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 35 save situations, the Reds have accumulated 20 holds and also 5 blown saves. They rank 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 194 relievers to the mound so far this year. Cincinnati has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 15 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in pro baseball). The Reds have racked up 395 assists, 23 errors and have a tally of 1,395 putouts for the year. In 4,185 innings on the field, the Reds have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (23rd in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Minor has conceded 1,236 hits while tallying 1,201 K's in 1,315 innings. Minor (79-79 mark in his career) has earned a 4.13 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 604 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.19 and he has faced 5,467 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-115)
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