Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Citizens Bank Park is where the Philadelphia Phillies (67-55) will try to defeat the Cincinnati Reds (48-72) on Wednesday. The starting pitchers will be Graham Ashcraft and Cristopher Sanchez.
As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball. They have earned 510 runs while holding a team OBP of .309. The Reds have hit 179 doubles as a team and have hit 114 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 489 RBI's in addition to 957 hits on the year, and their average at the plate sits at .240. Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .376 and have struck out 1,073 times, while being walked on 336 occasions.
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Reds pitchers have given up 163 home runs and also 619 total runs (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 447 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.62 as a squad on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.36 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. The Reds hold a team ERA of 5.01 so far this season (28th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,056 hitters.
The Reds bullpen have a save percentage of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 92 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 187 runners for the year with 34.8% of them ended up scoring. Reds bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 124 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 426 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 50 holds on the season (25th in MLB). They have 24 saves so far this year and have blown 18 of 42 chances to save the game.
The Reds have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,480 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 26th in professional baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have 3,160 putouts so far this season, in addition to 930 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 15th in MLB, and they have turned 76 double plays.
Ashcraft (5-3 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while going up against 404 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 101 base knocks (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has 23 walks. His ERA is 3.97 (41 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.333. Ashcraft has taken the hill for 93 innings and has earned 64 K's in his career.
Philadelphia has 158 HRs this season and 541 RBIs. They have put up 190 two-baggers, while getting a free base 353 times and putting up 562 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies hold an on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a team batting average of .252 so far this season. The Phillies hold a team slugging % of .421 and they earn 4.61 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,029 instances (16th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,044 base hits.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.221 with a FIP of 3.62 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.02 (1,068 strikeouts against 354 free passes). They sit at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 967. They have given up 112 HR's and they give up 4.11 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 494 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.76 (452 earned runs allowed).
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.3% out of 153 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 118 times in high leverage situations and on 103 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Phillies have 59 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.7%, and they have dispatched 391 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Philadelphia has had relievers enter the contest in 46 save chances and they have recorded 33 saves.
In 9,744 innings played, the Phillies hold a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (16th in baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 103 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in professional baseball). The Phillies have 1,056 assists, 53 errors and have accumulated 3,248 putouts for the season.
Sanchez (2-1 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.21 ERA while surrendering 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.94 and he has faced 156 batters during his career. He has conceded a total of 17 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.321 and a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Sanchez has surrendered 32 base knocks while he has totaled 31 K's in 36 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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