Baltimore Orioles vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 7/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (-110) Cincinnati (-110)
The Cincinnati Reds (38-61) will play the Baltimore Orioles (51-49) at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Baltimore at -110 while Cincinnati is priced at -110. The total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Spenser Watkins and Nick Lodolo.
As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 21st in baseball. They have earned a total of 421 runs while having a team OBP of .303. The Orioles have accrued 180 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 103 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 397 runs batted in as well as 791 hits on the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .234. Baltimore has a slugging rate of .388 and have been called out on strikes 877 times, while being walked on 280 occasions.
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The Orioles have an earned run average of 3.89 on the year (15th in the league), and the staff has rung up 760 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.29. Orioles pitchers have relinquished 108 long balls and also 421 runs in total (12th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 279 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.08 as a unit this season.
The Orioles relievers have earned a save rate of 75.7% and has come into the game in 95 save situations. The relievers have inherited 182 runners so far this season with 29.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Orioles pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 130 times in addition to having 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 349 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have a total of 56 holds for the year (12th in MLB). They have earned 28 saves this season and have missed out on 9 of their 37 save opportunities.
The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with 2,660 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 930 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 19th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 86 double plays. The Orioles have converted 69.0% of balls in play into outs in their 7,980 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 22nd in pro baseball.
Watkins has taken the mound for 112 innings and has accumulated 70 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.99 (75 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.553. He has given up 136 base hits (10.9 hits per nine innings) with 39 walks. Watkins (5-8 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.38 and he has gone up against 508 batters in the majors.
The Reds have a team slugging percentage of .380 and they earn 4.37 runs per game (18th in the league). They have 156 doubles, while taking a walk 272 times and racking up 433 runs. Cincinnati has accumulated 94 home runs over the course of the season as well as 414 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 878 occasions (6th in the league) and have a total of 786 hits. The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for a team OBP of .308 as well as a team batting average of .240 on the year.
The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.425 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.69 as a team for the season. They sit at 25th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 861. The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 531 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.18 (501 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.30 (873 strikeouts vs 379 walks). They have allowed 137 HR's and they concede 5.49 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball).
With 71 save situations, the Reds have earned 38 holds and 14 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 33 save chances and they have come away with 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 90 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score rate of 38.1% out of 155 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 57.6%, and they have sent 351 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 62 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in pro baseball). The Reds have recorded 748 assists, 50 errors and have 2,610 putouts so far this year. In their 7,830 innings on the diamond, the Reds are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (25th in baseball).
Lodolo (3-3 record in his career) holds a 4.73 ERA and has conceded 11.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.36 and he has gone up against 154 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded 17 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.670 and having a FIP of 4.2. In his pro baseball career, Lodolo has conceded 40 base knocks while he has earned 47 K's in 32 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (-110)
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