Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Amir Garrett vs. Ivan Nova
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Amir Garrett for the Reds and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +135 and Pittsburgh at -145. The Reds have a 2-4-1 over/under record and a 5-2-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 1-5-0 against the run line and have a 3-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-4-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 5-2-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-5-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/10/17 SS Zack Cozart Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Austin Brice Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Devin Mesoraco Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 5-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Amir Garrett has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.67. He has 4 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He allows 3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.53 and they have given up 13 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .134 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.76. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 42 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 33 batters and struck out 70. They have walked 4.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
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As a team Cincinnati is hitting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Reds hold a .483 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .192 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 5 hits this season in 26 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 93. Zack Cozart is hitting .450 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .478. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 20 at bats. His OPS+ is 208 while his slugging percentage is at .700. The Reds have 60 hits, including 12 doubles and 11 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 43 times as a unit. They have left 42 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 33 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 3-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Ivan Nova has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 18 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 60 base knocks and 26 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 40 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 17th in the league. The Pirates hold a .309 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .360 with an OBP of .393. He has 9 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 25 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 133. Josh Harrison is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .278. He has collected 4 hits in 17 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 54 and a slugging percentage of .294. The Pirates as a unit have 49 base hits, including 6 doubles and 3 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 41 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .618. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +135
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