Friday, October 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Keyvius Sampson (2-6) vs. Francisco Liriano (12-7)
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Friday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds send Keyvius Sampson to the mound to face Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +216 and Pittsburgh at -235. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds have a 82-71 over/under record and a 78-80 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Pirates are 71-88 against the run line and have a 74-73 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Reds head into this matchup with a 63-96 record, including 29-49 on the road. Keyvius Sampson has an earned run average of 6.46 and is 2-6 so far on the season while having a 1.86 WHIP. He's pitched 47.1 innings thus far while surrendering 64 hits over that time and when he starts, the Reds are 4-7. The Reds are also 7-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.99 and they've given up 501 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Reds bullpen while walking 225 times and striking out 487 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.92 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.36.
Cincinnati ranks 22nd in the league in team batting average at .249 while hitting .243 on the road. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .313 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 167 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game.
With a 51-27 home record, Pittsburgh will hope to improve on their 96-63 overall mark. Francisco Liriano is starting this game 12-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.20. He's pitched 181.2 innings thus far while surrendering 148 hits over that time in which the Pirates are 19-11. The Pirates are also 17-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.74 and they have given up 444 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .232 against the Pirates bullpen while walking 158 times and striking out 451 times. Pittsburgh is averaging 8.05 strikeouts per game while getting 8.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.26.
They rank 8th in the league in team batting average with a .260 average while hitting .260 at home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .324 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. Andrew McCutchen leads the team in hits with 162 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 9.04 hits a game.
The Reds have committed 89 errors and have combined for 1,587 assists and 4,248 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Pirates have committed 119 errors on the season with 1,834 assists and 4,379 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 82-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 78-80 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 74-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 71-88 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 CF Billy Hamilton Shoulder out for season
09/22/15 CF Ryan LaMarre Hamstring out for season
09/12/15 2B Kristopher Negron Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list; out for season
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
09/17/15 SS Jung Ho Kang Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/21); out for season
09/02/15 P Casey Sadler Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/08/15 P Deolis Guerra Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/7)
07/19/15 CF Gorkys Hernandez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/22)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds
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