Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 7/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-165) Cincinnati (+140)
Great American Ball Park is where the Cincinnati Reds (26-49) will take on the Atlanta Braves (44-33) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Atlanta at -165 while Cincinnati is priced at +140. The total has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Spencer Strider and Tyler Mahle.
The Braves have accrued 144 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 116 balls out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .439 and have struck out 729 times, while drawing a walk on 225 occasions. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 9th in baseball. They have accrued 344 RBI's and 646 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is sitting at .247. They have earned 362 runs and have an on-base percentage of .312.
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The Braves have compiled a team ERA of 3.82 on the year (11th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 741 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. Braves pitchers have conceded 66 long balls and 323 runs in total (16th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 255 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.47 as a unit this year.
The Braves relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.9% and has entered the game in 93 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 110 base runners this season and 37.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. Braves relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 73 times in addition to having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 246 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have tallied 50 holds on the season (7th in the league). They have tallied 26 saves on the season and have missed out on 16 of 42 save opportunities.
The Atlanta Braves have 2,065 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 671 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which puts them in 6th in the majors, and have accumulated 57 double plays. The Braves have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,195 innings, ranking them 21st in pro baseball.
Strider (4-2 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 2.53 while going up against 227 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 38 hits (6.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 23 free passes. His ERA is 3.05 (19 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.089. Strider has taken the ball for 56 innings and has earned 79 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Reds hold a slugging % of .384 and they average 4.39 runs per outing (16th in the league). They have hit 123 doubles, while taking a walk 212 times and scoring 329 runs. Cincinnati has compiled 71 HRs over the course of the season as well as 315 RBIs. They have been rung up on 633 instances (17th in baseball) and have earned a total of 604 hits. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .311 and a team batting average of .243 so far this year.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 417 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.51 (399 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 107 homers and they yield 5.76 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Reds have a WHIP of 1.439 in addition to having a FIP of 4.78 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.29 (654 strikeouts vs 286 free passes). They sit at 22nd in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 651.
With 54 save situations, the Reds have compiled 30 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 24 save chances and they have walked away with 15 saves. Their relievers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations in addition to 77 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.3% of 126 inherited base runners. They rank 17th in the league holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have sent 265 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season.
In 5,865 innings on the field, the Reds have a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (25th in professional baseball). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 43 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in the majors). The Reds have accrued 554 assists, 42 errors and have 1,955 putouts this year.
During his career, Mahle has given up 551 base hits and he has 620 K's in 576 innings pitched. He has surrendered 280 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.328 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and he has gone up against 2,487 batters during his career. Mahle (29-37 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.37 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+140)
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