Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Great American Ball Park is where the Cincinnati Reds (58-90) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (78-70) on Thursday. The men taking the mound are Brandon Woodruff and Mike Minor.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in MLB. They have earned a total of 671 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. The Brewers have recorded 227 doubles as a team and have knocked 203 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 653 runs batted in in addition to 1,165 hits this year, while their team batting average sits at .235. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .411 and have been rung up 1,336 times, while drawing a walk on 525 occasions.
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Brewers pitchers have relinquished 180 home runs and also 652 runs (19th in the league). They have walked 481 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.01 as a squad this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. The Brewers have compiled a team ERA of 3.98 this season (17th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,384 batters.
The Brewers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 63.6% and has entered the game in 173 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 168 base runners over the course of the season and 29.2% of those players crossed home plate. Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 120 times and also have had 184 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 494 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 96 holds on the year (5th in baseball). They have accumulated 49 saves this year and have blown 28 of their 77 save opportunities.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accounted for 3,951 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,300 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 18th in baseball, and have earned 109 double plays. The Brewers have turned 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 11,853 innings on the field, which has them sitting 11th in professional baseball.
Woodruff has taken the mound for 595 innings and has accumulated 686 strikeouts thus far in his career. Woodruff (39-25 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.18 and he has faced 2,406 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.24 (214 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.077. He has surrendered 484 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 157 free passes.
The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with an on-base percentage of .307 and a team batting average of .239 this season. They have struck out on 1,302 occasions (8th in baseball) and have 1,182 hits. Cincinnati has 147 home runs for the season as well as 591 runs batted in. The Reds have a team slugging percentage of .380 and they average 4.17 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have notched 222 doubles, while taking a walk 416 times as well as putting up 617 runs.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.393 in addition to having a FIP of 4.62 as a unit so far this year. They have a ranking of 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,257. The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 743 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.84 (700 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 (1,296 strikeouts against 555 walks). They have yielded 200 HR's and they relinquish 5.14 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
With 105 save situations, the Reds have earned 55 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 49 save opportunities and they have come away with 28 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 136 times in high leverage situations and also on 154 occasions with base runners. Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.8% out of their 234 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in baseball with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have sent 527 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 106 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in pro baseball). The Reds have recorded 1,178 assists, 72 errors and have a total of 3,905 putouts for the season. In their 11,715 innings on the field, the Reds have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (24th in the majors).
During his career, Minor has given up 1,350 hits while he has tallied 1,273 punch outs in 1,409 innings pitched. Minor (83-90 career record) has a 4.25 earned run average and has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 665 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and having a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.06 and he has gone up against 5,904 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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