Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/16/2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:05 PM on FSOH, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (6-5) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Cumpton, B (2-2)
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Tuesday night, Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds will square off against Brandon Cumpton and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cueto makes his 15th start as Cumpton makes his 7th.
Johnny Cueto picked up the win in his last start and that improved his record to 6 – 5 with a 1.85 ERA. Cueto pitched 6 shutout innings the last time out and surrendered just 3 hits while striking out 12. His record may not look like much but his ERA is solid and he is among the NL leaders in strikeouts. Cueto has already topped his win total of 2013 when he went 5 - 2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
Last season, Cueto was 1 – 0 with a 0.73 ERA in 2 starts against the Pirates. This season, Cueto has wins in back to back starts against Pittsburgh after pitching 2 complete games (one a shutout) and allowing just a run on 6 hits while striking out 16.
Brandon Cumpton got his 2nd straight win in his last start and that evened his record to 2 – 2 with an ERA of 6.06. In that start, Cumpton allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 5. Cumpton has matched his output of last season when he went 2 – 1 with a 2.05 ERA in 5 starts and a relief appearance.
In 2013, Cumpton was 1 - 0 with a 0.69 ERA in 2 starts and 3 relief appearances against the Reds. This season, Cumpton started his year with a loss to Cincinnati after allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 30-35-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.1
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-33-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 15-day DL (6/13)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
06/09/14 P Gerrit Cole Shoulder 15-day DL (6/4)
06/09/14 2B Neil Walker Appendix 15-day DL (6/9)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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