Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 8/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 25, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Robert Stephenson
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Great American Ball Park on Friday, August 25, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Robert Stephenson for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +105 and Cincinnati at -115. The Pirates have a 53-69-5 over/under mark and a 67-60-0 run line record. The Reds are 64-63-0 against the run line and have a 70-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 53-69-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 67-60-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-53-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-63-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
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)
08/17/17 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 10-day DL (08/14)
08/16/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/22/17 P Homer Bailey Undisclosed "?" for next scheduled start
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 61-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 103 strikeouts over his 160.2 innings pitched and he's given up 172 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 386 hitters and walked 158 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,173 base hits and 544 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 375 batters and struck out 975. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .246, good for 26th in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 128 hits this season in 456 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 106. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Pirates have 1,062 hits, including 198 doubles and 124 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 423 times so far this season and they have struck out 920 times as a unit. They have left 904 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 542 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 53-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.13, Robert Stephenson has a 1-4 record and a 1.72 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 50 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 490 batters and walked 212 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.44. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,173 base knocks and 680 earned runs this season. They have given up 212 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 488 hitters and struck out 1,027 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league. The Reds hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .312. He has 124 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 477 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 112. Joey Votto is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .447. He has collected 139 hits in 442 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .597. The Reds as a unit have 1,112 base hits, including 196 doubles and 184 homers. Cincinnati has walked 446 times this year and they have struck out on 1,019 occasions. They have had 904 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 607 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds -115
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