Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 8/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-110) Cincinnati (-110)
The Chicago Cubs (44-65) are headed to Great American Ball Park on Thursday where they will play the Cincinnati Reds (44-65). The line on this contest has Chicago at -110 while Cincinnati is sitting at -110. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Drew Smyly and Nick Lodolo.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .390 and have been rung up 965 times, while taking a walk on 351 occasions. They have recorded 422 RBI's in addition to 896 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .243. The Cubs have accrued 181 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 107 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 450 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which is 21st in the league.
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Cubs pitchers have conceded 143 home runs in addition to 528 runs (24th in the league). They have walked 361 opposing players and their FIP is 4.35 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. The Cubs have an earned run average of 4.32 on the campaign (24th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 942 hitters.
The Cubs have sent 362 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 144 base runners so far this season with 27.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 23 saves on the campaign and have blown 18 out of their 41 chances to get a save. The Cubs bullpen have compiled a save rate of 56.1% and stepped onto the hill in 78 save situations. The relievers have racked up 34 holds for the year (29th in baseball). Cubs relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 107 times as well as having 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have turned 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,670 innings on the diamond, ranking them 23rd in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have a total of 2,890 putouts this season, as well as 973 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them ranked 26th in MLB, and they have twisted 97 double plays.
Smyly (50-45 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.31 while he has gone up against 3,802 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 872 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 281 walks. His earned run average is 4.17 (418 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.277. Smyly has pitched in 903 frames and is sitting with 883 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Cincinnati Reds have tallied a team on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a batting average of .239 for the season. They have been rung up on 970 occasions (4th in baseball) and have recorded 862 base hits. Cincinnati has tallied 104 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 444 runs batted in. The Reds hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they tally 4.26 runs per contest (19th in the league). They have 167 doubles, while getting a free base 304 times as well as scoring 464 runs.
The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.398 in addition to having a FIP of 4.65 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.32 (952 strikeouts against 410 walks). They are sitting at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 928. They have given up 148 long balls and they give up 5.29 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Cincinnati pitching staff have given up 563 runs this season while holding an ERA of 5.00 (532 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 84 save situations, the Reds have amassed 45 holds and also 16 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on relievers to enter the game in 39 save opportunities and they have converted 23 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 101 times in high leverage situations and also on 114 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.9% of 172 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 59.0%, and they have sent 386 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 65 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (14th in baseball). The Reds have racked up 816 assists, 54 errors and have notched a total of 2,847 putouts so far this season. In 8,541 innings on the field, the Reds have a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (22nd in baseball).
Lodolo (3-3 career record) has earned a 4.40 ERA while allowing 10.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.90 and he has gone up against 200 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 21 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.581 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Lodolo has surrendered 48 hits while tallying 58 punch outs in 43 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-110)
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