Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robert Stephenson vs. Trevor Williams
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Robert Stephenson for the Reds and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +145 and Pittsburgh at -155. The Reds have a 55-46-4 over/under record and a 51-54-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 55-50-0 against the run line and have a 41-59-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 55-46-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 51-54-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-59-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-50-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/30/17 SS Zack Cozart Quad 10-day DL (07/26)
07/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/30/17 2B Josh Harrison Leg left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Cincinnati
07/22/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 42-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robert Stephenson has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 7.86 and a WHIP of 2.04. He has 34 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 403 hitters and walked 169 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 946 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 840. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.28.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .253, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Adam Duvall is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 103 hits this season in 388 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 114. Joey Votto is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .428. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 367 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .580. The Reds have 910 hits, including 169 doubles and 142 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 340 times so far this season and they have struck out 854 times as a unit. They have left 737 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 478 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 51-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, Trevor Williams has a 4-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 93.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 96 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 318 batters and walked 129 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 977 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 297 hitters and struck out 784 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .355. He has 106 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .428 with an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 108 hits in 370 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Pirates as a unit have 882 base hits, including 169 doubles and 102 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out on 763 occasions. They have had 759 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 446 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +145
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