Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 4/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+165) Atlanta (-195)
Truist Park is the site where the Atlanta Braves (88-73 last year) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (83-79 last season) on Friday. The line on this matchup has Cincinnati at +165 while Atlanta is opening at -195. The over/under comes in at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Reiver Sanmartin and Charlie Morton.
The Reds tallied 295 doubles as a team and hit 222 baseballs out of the stadium. Cincinnati owned a slugging percentage of .431 and struck out 1,425 times, while being walked on 553 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds notched 4.9 runs per game, which had them sitting at 9th in the league. They tallied 756 runs batted in as well as 1,352 base knocks for the prior year, while their batting average finished at .249. They had a total of 786 runs scored and held an OBP of .328.
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The Reds finished with a team ERA of 4.41 in the previous season (20th in the league), and they rung up 1,524 hitters. They walked 617 hitters and their FIP finished at 4.34 as a team in the prior season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.47 and the pitching staff finished with a WHIP of 1.36. Reds pitchers conceded 206 home runs in addition to 760 runs in total (20th in the league).
The Reds had sent 579 relievers to the mound for the prior year. The relief pitchers inherited 248 runners over the course of last season with 38.7% of those players earned a run for their team. They accumulated 41 saves during the previous year and blew 26 of 67 chances to get a save. The Reds relief pitchers earned a save rate of 61.2% and entered the game in 142 save situations. The bullpen notched 73 holds last season (21st in the league). Reds relief pitchers went to the mound with runners on 163 times as well as having 189 games in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds earned a total of 4,303 putouts over the course of the prior season, as well as 1,422 assists and 91 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .984 which was 19th in MLB, and had a total of 125 double plays. The Reds converted 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,909 innings on the field, which had them ranked 22nd in professional baseball.
Sanmartin has thrown 11 innings and has earned 11 K's during his pro baseball career. Sanmartin (2-0 record in his career) holds a FIP of 1.80 while he has faced 47 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 1.54 (2 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.200. He has surrendered 12 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 2 free passes.
Atlanta had 239 long balls during the previous year to go along with 762 RBIs. They hit 269 doubles, while taking a walk 549 times as well as earning 790 runs. The Atlanta Braves tallied an on-base percentage of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .244 over the course of last year. The Braves held a slugging percentage of .435 and they averaged 4.91 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They struck out on 1,453 occasions (11th in the league) and recorded 1,307 base knocks.
The Braves held a team WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a squad for the previous season. They were sitting at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,236. The Atlanta pitching staff given up 656 runs in the prior season while having an ERA of 3.88 (608 earned runs conceded). They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (1,417 strikeouts against 516 free passes). They gave up 183 homers and they yielded 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Atlanta relievers held an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of their 185 inherited runners. Their relievers stepped onto the mound 221 times in high leverage situations and also on 129 occasions with runners on. Wrapping up the year with 180 save situations, the Braves accumulated 113 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. They were ranked 17th in MLB with a save rate of 60.6%, and they dispatched 581 relievers to the mound last season. Atlanta called on relievers to take the mound in 66 save chances and they earned 40 saves.
In 12,696 innings on the field, the Braves had a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in MLB). The Atlanta Braves turned 104 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in MLB). The Braves recorded 1,483 assists, 72 errors and notched a total of 4,232 putouts last season.
In his pro baseball career, Morton has conceded 1,538 base knocks and he has 1,492 K's in 1,625 innings pitched. Morton (107-95 career mark) is the owner of a 4.00 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 722 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and he has gone up against 6,956 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-195)
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