Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets
Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Citi Field is where the New York Mets (69-39) will meet the Cincinnati Reds (43-63) on Monday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Graham Ashcraft and Chris Bassitt.
As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 17th in the league. They have a total of 457 runs scored while having a team OBP of .309. The Reds have accrued 165 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 102 balls out of the stadium. They have 438 runs batted in and 838 hits for the season, while their batting average comes in at .239. Cincinnati is slugging .380 and have struck out 933 times, while being walked on 296 occasions.
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The Reds hold a team earned run average of 5.02 so far this season (29th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 931 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 399 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.61 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. Reds pitchers have yielded 143 home runs and also 550 runs (28th in baseball).
The Reds relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 59.5% and stepped onto the hill in 81 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 166 runners on the year and 36.1% of those runners crossed home plate. Reds relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 108 times as well as having 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have dispatched 373 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have earned 44 holds over the course of the season (25th in the league). They have 22 saves for the season and have missed out on 15 of their 37 save chances.
The Cincinnati Reds have earned 2,793 putouts on the year, as well as 803 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which ranks 14th in professional baseball, and have a total of 64 double plays. The Reds have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,379 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 23rd in the majors.
Ashcraft has taken the ball for 74 innings and has 49 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.12 (34 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.332. He has conceded 82 base hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 17 free passes. Ashcraft (5-2 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.87 while he has gone up against 324 batters in the major leagues.
The New York Mets have accumulated an on-base percentage of .330 in addition to a team batting average of .259 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 818 occasions (27th in the league) and have tallied 953 base hits. New York is sitting with 111 home runs on the campaign and 494 RBIs. The Mets hold a slugging % of .409 and they earn 4.80 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have notched 181 doubles, while walking 333 times as well as notching 518 runs.
The New York pitching staff have given up 410 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.62 (387 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 119 dingers and they give up 3.83 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.190 and have a FIP of 3.68 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 (1,020 strikeouts vs 298 walks). They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 848.
New York has had relievers enter the game in 45 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. They are ranked 11th in baseball with a save rate of 68.9%, and they have dispatched 321 relievers to the mound on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 93 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with base runners. New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.2% of 132 inherited runners. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Mets have earned 60 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In 8,673 innings played, the Mets hold a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (18th in pro baseball). The New York Mets have gotten 92 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in pro baseball). The Mets have racked up 923 assists, 47 errors and have a tally of 2,891 putouts this year.
In his career, Bassitt has allowed 599 hits while accumulating 625 K's in 677 frames. Bassitt (39-32 career record) holds a 3.49 ERA and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 263 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.197 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.95 and he has faced 2,843 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York
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