Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani (5-5) vs. A.J. Burnett (6-3)
The Cincinnati Reds head to PNC Park on Thursday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Anthony DeSclafani is the probable starter for the Reds and he'll face A.J. Burnett of the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +150 and Pittsburgh at -160. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds, with a 36-33 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 34-31 over/under record. The Pirates are 32-38 against the run line and have a 27-35 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Reds show up with a 32-37 record, including 12-23 on the road. Anthony DeSclafani has an earned run average of 3.48 and is 5-5 so far on the season while having a 1.31 WHIP. In his starts, the Reds are 7-7 over his 82.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 75 hits during those innings. The Reds are also 4-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Reds bullpen while walking 87 times and striking out 193 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.26 strikeouts per game while getting 8.31 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.00.
Cincinnati ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .247 while hitting .238 on the road. The Reds hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 18th in baseball. Todd Frazier leads the team in hits with 78 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.36 hits per game.
Pittsburgh is 22-11 at home while holding a 40-30 overall record on the season. A.J. Burnett is starting this game 6-3 for the season with an earned run average of 2.05 and a WHIP of 1.21. In his starts, the Pirates are 8-6 and he has allowed 87 hits over 92.1 innings pitched this season. The Pirates are also 5-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.44 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Pirates bullpen while walking 59 times and striking out 185 times. Pittsburgh is averaging 8.06 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.89.
They rank 16th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .262 at home. The Pirates hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. Josh Harrison leads the team in hits with 74 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.7 hits a game.
Cincinnati has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 33 errors with 719 assists and 1,848 put outs for the season. The Pirates have committed 49 errors on the season with 815 assists and 1,913 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 34-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 36-33 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 27-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/24/15 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb has been scratched from today%27s starting lineup Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
06/23/15 P Aroldis Chapman Personal out indefinitely
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/16)
06/15/15 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
06/05/15 P Rasiel Iglesias Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/05)
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 15 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 CF Jason Bourgeois Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/04/15 LF Jaff Decker Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/30)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds
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