Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+200) New York (-240)
The Cincinnati Reds (44-63) are traveling to Citi Field on Tuesday where they will go up against the New York Mets (70-39). The odds on this game have Cincinnati at +200 and New York is priced at -240. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Mike Minor and Carlos Carrasco.
As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in MLB. They are sitting with 461 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .308. The Reds have compiled 167 doubles as a squad and have knocked 103 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 441 runs batted in and 845 hits for the season, while their team batting average sits at .239. Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .379 and have been called out on strikes 948 times, while being walked on 299 occasions.
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The Reds have compiled a team earned run average of 4.98 this season (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 941 batters. They have walked 403 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.63 as a team over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Reds pitchers have relinquished 145 home runs and 552 total runs (28th in the league).
The Reds relievers have recorded a save percentage of 59.0% and stepped onto the hill in 84 save situations. The relievers have inherited 168 base runners on the year and 35.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Reds relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 111 times in addition to having 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 379 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have notched 45 holds so far this season (25th in baseball). They have accumulated 23 saves on the campaign and have not converted 16 out of their 39 save opportunities.
The Reds have converted 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,469 innings, ranking them 22nd in baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have notched a total of 2,823 putouts thus far, as well as 814 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them ranked 14th in MLB, and have accumulated 65 double plays.
Minor has taken the ball for 1,367 innings and has totaled 1,248 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.20 (638 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.239. He has surrendered 1,294 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 401 free passes. Minor (80-86 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.13 while he has gone up against 5,711 hitters in the major leagues.
The Mets hold a team SLG% of .409 and they are earning 4.80 runs per outing (4th in the league). They have recorded 185 doubles, while getting a free base 336 times as well as scoring 523 runs. New York has tallied 111 home runs on the season as well as 498 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 826 instances (27th in MLB) and have earned 963 hits. The New York Mets have an on-base percentage of .330 as well as a batting average of .259 on the campaign.
The Mets have a WHIP of 1.182 and have a FIP of 3.66 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.47 (1,039 strikeouts vs 299 walks). They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 850. They have yielded 120 home runs and they surrender 3.81 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 412 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.60 (389 earned runs relinquished).
New York has called on relievers to enter the contest in 46 save chances and they have converted 32 saves. They rank 8th in baseball with a save percentage of 69.6%, and they have sent 323 relievers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 93 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of their 132 inherited runners. With 108 save situations, the Mets have earned 61 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
Out of their 8,754 innings on the diamond, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in professional baseball). The New York Mets have gotten 92 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in professional baseball). The Mets have accrued 925 assists, 47 errors and have earned 2,918 putouts this season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Carrasco has given up 1,344 hits while he has earned 1,469 K's in 1,413 innings. He has conceded a total of 606 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.212 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.97 and he has faced 5,842 opposing hitters in his career. Carrasco (101-82 mark in his career) holds a 3.86 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+200)
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