Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+140) Atlanta (-160)
Truist Park is where the Atlanta Braves (88-73 last year) will try to beat the Cincinnati Reds (83-79 last season) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Cincinnati at +140 and Atlanta is coming in at -160. The total has been set at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are Vladimir Gutierrez and Kyle Wright.
The Reds hit 295 two-baggers as a squad and hit 222 balls out of the stadium. Cincinnati had a slugging percentage of .431 and struck out 1,425 times, while being walked on 553 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds put up 4.9 runs per game, which was 9th in the league. They accrued 756 runs batted in as well as 1,352 base knocks in the previous season, while their average at the plate was at .249. They earned a total of 786 runs and held an OBP of .328.
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Reds pitchers gave up 206 home runs in addition to 760 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff walked 617 hitters and their FIP was 4.34 as a team for the previous season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.47 and their pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Reds held a team ERA of 4.41 over the course of last season (20th in MLB), and they rung up 1,524 hitters.
Reds bullpen pitchers stepped onto the hill with players on base 163 times and also had 189 outings in high leverage situations. The relievers notched 73 holds in the previous season (21st in MLB). The Reds relief pitchers accumulated a save percentage of 61.2% and entered the game in 142 save situations. They compiled 41 saves for the prior year and missed out on 26 of their 67 save opportunities. The bullpen inherited 248 runners in the previous season and 38.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Reds sent 579 relievers to the hill last year.
The Cincinnati Reds notched a total of 4,303 putouts for the previous season, in addition to 1,422 assists and 91 errors. Their fielding percentage was previously at .984 which had them sitting 19th in the majors, and they twisted 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 the majors.
Gutierrez (9-6 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.22 and he has faced 496 opposing batters in the majors. He has conceded 115 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 46 walks. His earned run average is 4.74 (60 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.412. Gutierrez has pitched in 114 innings and is sitting with 88 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Braves held a team SLG% of .435 and they were earning 4.91 runs per game (7th in baseball). They hit 269 doubles, while taking a walk 549 times as well as putting up 790 runs. Atlanta hit 239 home runs over the course of the prior season to go along with 762 RBIs. They struck out on 1,453 occasions (11th in the league) and tallied 1,307 hits. The Atlanta Braves tallied an on-base percentage of .319 and a batting average of .244 over the course of last season.
The Braves had a team WHIP of 1.242 with a FIP of 4.09 as a unit over the course of last season. Their K/BB ratio was 2.75 (1,417 strikeouts against 516 bases on balls). They were sitting at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,236. They gave up 183 long balls and they conceded 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff yielded 656 runs in the prior season while holding a team ERA of 3.88 (608 earned runs yielded).
With 180 save situations, the Braves compiled 113 holds and 26 blown saves. Atlanta called on relievers to step onto the mound in 66 save opportunities and they converted 40 saves. Their relief pitchers took the field 221 times in high leverage situations and also on 129 occasions with base runners. Atlanta bullpen pitchers held an inherited score rate of 33.0% out of 185 inherited runners. They were ranked 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.6%, and they dispatched 581 relievers onto the field last season.
The Atlanta Braves turned 104 double plays and held a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in MLB). The Braves had 1,483 assists, 72 errors and earned 4,232 putouts for the prior year. Out of their 12,696 innings on the field, the Braves accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (5th in pro baseball).
In his career, Wright has given up 70 base hits and he has 59 strikeouts in 70 innings. Wright (2-8 career win-loss mark) has a 6.56 earned run average and has surrendered 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 51 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.686 and a FIP of 6.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.23 and he has gone up against 324 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+140)
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