Monday, May 1, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Amir Garrett
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Great American Ball Park on Monday, May 1, 2017 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Amir Garrett for the Reds.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -122 and Cincinnati at +112. The Pirates have a 10-13-0 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark. The Reds are 12-11-0 against the run line and have a 13-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 10-13-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-10-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 13-9-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 12-11-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/29/17 3B David Freese Hamstring 10-day DL (04/26)
04/26/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (4/25)
04/25/17 LF Adam Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/21/17 P Tony Cingrani Oblique 10-day DL (4/19)
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 10-day DL (4/16)
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 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 11-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 27 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 206 base hits and 85 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 163. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .243, good for 17th in the league. The Pirates hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 21 hits this season in 83 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 97. Josh Harrison is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Pirates have 186 hits, including 29 doubles and 19 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 82 times so far this season and they have struck out 157 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 10-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.09, Amir Garrett has a 2-2 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 117 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 182 base knocks and 106 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 93 hitters and struck out 217 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Reds hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .333. He has 21 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .588 with an OPS+ of 138. Zack Cozart is hitting .379 this season and he has an OBP of .475. He has collected 25 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .652. The Reds as a unit have 194 base hits, including 44 doubles and 33 homers. Cincinnati has walked 68 times this year and they have struck out on 175 occasions. They have had 151 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 109 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -122
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