Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Gerrit Cole
The Cincinnati Reds head to PNC Park on Friday, September 1, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates.
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The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +126 and Pittsburgh at -136. The Reds have a 72-57-4 over/under mark and a 67-66-0 run line record. The Pirates are 69-65-0 against the run line and have a 55-74-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 72-57-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 67-66-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-74-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 69-65-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/22/17 P Homer Bailey Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 60-day DL (08/18)
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
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
08/29/17 LF Adam Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (08/28)
08/27/17 C Francisco Cervelli Quad 10-day DL (08/26)
08/23/17 P Joaquin Benoit Knee 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P George Kontos Groin 10-day DL (08/20)
08/18/17 P Wade LeBlanc Quad 10-day DL (08/18)
08/16/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 56-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 2-7 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 83 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 507 hitters and walked 219 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,218 base hits and 699 earned runs. They have allowed 215 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 510 batters and struck out 1,082. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.13.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Reds hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 143 hits this season in 460 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .587 and an OPS+ of 168. Adam Duvall is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 503 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Reds have 1,157 hits, including 208 doubles and 188 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 477 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,076 times as a unit. They have left 951 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 636 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 63-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Gerrit Cole has a 11-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 154 strikeouts over the 167 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 166 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 411 batters and walked 169 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,246 base knocks and 580 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 405 hitters and struck out 1,034 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .368. He has 130 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 469 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 121. Josh Harrison is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 131 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Pirates as a unit have 1,109 base hits, including 207 doubles and 129 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 981 occasions. They have had 949 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -136
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