Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 6/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-105) Cincinnati (-115)
The Milwaukee Brewers (35-30) are traveling to Great American Ball Park on Saturday where they will play the Cincinnati Reds (23-40). The moneyline on this contest has the Brewers at -105 while the Reds are sitting at -115. The over/under is 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Jason Alexander and Graham Ashcraft.
The Brewers have accounted for 89 doubles as a team and have hit 81 balls out of the park. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .395 and have been called out on strikes 578 times, while taking a walk on 208 occasions. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 4.3 runs/g, which puts them at 16th in the league. They have earned 273 runs batted in in addition to 503 hits this season, while their batting average is sitting at .233. They have earned 281 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .307.
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The Brewers have a team earned run average of 3.72 over the course of the season (10th in MLB), and they have struck out 609 batters. They have walked 209 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a squad this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 67 home runs and 273 total runs (19th in baseball).
The Brewers have sent 207 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 75 runners this year with 32.0% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 24 saves on the year and have blown 8 of 32 save chances. The Brewers relievers have a save percentage of 75.0% and stepped onto the hill in 73 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 41 holds so far this year (8th in baseball). Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 46 times and also have had 76 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Brewers have transformed 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,160 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 19th in professional baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 1,720 putouts this year, in addition to 576 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 20th in MLB, and have earned 42 double plays.
Alexander has taken the ball for 16 innings and has accumulated 6 punch outs in his MLB career. Alexander (0-0 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.86 and he has gone up against 74 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 2.16 (4 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.740. He has allowed 21 base knocks (11.3 hits per nine innings) with 8 walks.
Cincinnati has knocked in 59 HRs on the year as well as 268 runs batted in. They have notched 101 two-baggers, while getting a free base 186 times and racking up 277 runs. The Cincinnati Reds hold an on-base percentage of .309 as well as a team batting average of .239 on the year. The Reds have a slugging percentage of .379 and they score 4.40 runs per outing (14th in the league). They have struck out on 530 occasions (17th in the league) and are sitting with 493 hits.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have yielded 333 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.19 (315 earned runs conceded). They have given up 81 homers and they surrender 5.49 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.399 with a FIP of 4.58 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 (550 strikeouts vs 242 free passes). They come in at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 522.
Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.7% of 113 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 56 times in high leverage situations and also on 70 occasions with base runners. With 51 save situations, the Reds have 29 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are currently ranked 24th in baseball holding a save rate of 59.1%, and they have sent 224 relievers to the hill for the season. Cincinnati has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have walked away with 13 saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 35 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in pro baseball). The Reds have recorded 463 assists, 37 errors and have a tally of 1,640 putouts on the season. In their 4,920 innings played, the Reds have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (20th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Ashcraft has allowed 24 hits and he has 15 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. He has conceded 7 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.024 and having a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 3.00 and he has gone up against 116 hitters in his pro baseball career. Ashcraft (3-0 record in his career) has earned a 2.22 ERA and has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-105)
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