Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 8/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Luis Castillo
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +110 and Cincinnati at -120. The Pirates have a 53-70-5 over/under mark and a 67-61-0 run line record. The Reds are 65-63-0 against the run line and have a 70-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 53-70-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 67-61-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-54-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 65-63-0 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 61-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 148 strikeouts over his 160 innings pitched and he's given up 161 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 390 hitters and walked 161 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. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 127 hits this season in 446 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 127. Josh Harrison is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .445. 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 54-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Luis Castillo has a 2-6 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 70.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 494 batters and walked 213 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. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .447. He has 139 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .597 with an OPS+ of 169. Adam Duvall is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 124 hits in 477 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .522. 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 Pirates +110
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