Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 8/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-180) Cincinnati (+155)
The Cincinnati Reds (45-68) will play the Philadelphia Phillies (63-51) at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Philadelphia at -180 and Cincinnati is sitting at +155. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kyle Gibson and T.J. Zeuch.
The Phillies have earned 175 doubles as a unit and have knocked 148 baseballs out of the park. Philadelphia owns a slugging percentage of .418 and have been rung up 956 times, while taking a walk on 334 occasions. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball. They have accounted for 506 runs batted in as well as 960 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .249. They have notched a total of 526 runs scored and have an OBP of .312.
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Phillies pitchers have given up 104 home runs and 459 runs in total (8th in MLB). They have walked 327 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.62 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.04 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.21. The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 3.73 for the year (8th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 993 hitters.
Phillies pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 100 times in addition to having 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 54 holds so far this year (21st in the league). The Phillies bullpen have a save percentage of 73.2% and has entered the game in 96 save situations. They have recorded 30 saves on the campaign and have blown 11 of 41 save chances. The relievers have inherited 148 runners this year with 35.8% of those players crossed home plate. The Phillies have dispatched 367 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have 3,033 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,003 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them sitting 4th in MLB, and have earned 96 double plays. The Phillies have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,099 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 17th in pro baseball.
Gibson has thrown 1,458 innings and has racked up 1,149 K's in his pro baseball career. Gibson (86-88 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.29 while facing 6,254 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.44 (719 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.373. He has allowed 1,482 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 520 free passes.
Cincinnati has hit 105 home runs so far this season as well as 458 runs batted in. They have hit 174 doubles, while walking 322 times as well as scoring 478 runs. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .310 as well as a batting average of .240 so far this year. The Reds hold a team slugging percentage of .376 and they average 4.23 runs per game (20th in the league). They have struck out on 1,011 instances (5th in baseball) and have 896 hits.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.411 and have a FIP of 4.68 as a staff on the year. They sit at 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 972. The Cincinnati pitching staff have surrendered 589 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 5.04 (556 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.32 (992 strikeouts against 428 free passes). They have allowed 155 home runs and they yield 5.34 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB).
Cincinnati relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.3% of 178 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 102 times in high leverage situations in addition to 117 occasions with base runners. With 87 save situations, the Reds have compiled 47 holds and 16 blown saves. They sit at 22nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 402 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Cincinnati has called on relievers to take the mound in 40 save chances and they have tallied 24 saves.
In their 8,928 innings played, the Reds have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in the majors). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 73 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in pro baseball). The Reds have accrued 875 assists, 58 errors and have accumulated 2,976 putouts during this campaign.
In his career, Zeuch has surrendered 58 hits while he has earned 35 punch outs in 53 innings. Zeuch (2-5 career mark) has a 5.26 ERA while giving up 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 31 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.585 and a FIP of 5.9. His K/BB ratio is 1.35 and he has faced 241 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-180)
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