Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 8/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Homer Bailey
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Homer Bailey for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -110 and Cincinnati at +100. The Pirates have a 54-70-5 over/under mark and a 67-62-0 run line record. The Reds are 66-63-0 against the run line and have a 71-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-70-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 67-62-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 71-54-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 66-63-0 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)
08/16/17 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 61-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 99 strikeouts over his 102 innings pitched and he's given up 119 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.54. 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 1,187 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 383 batters and struck out 981. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .246, good for 26th in the league. The Pirates hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 127 hits this season in 449 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 126. Josh Harrison is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Pirates have 1,068 hits, including 199 doubles and 124 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 925 times as a unit. They have left 913 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 55-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.99, Homer Bailey has a 4-6 record and a 1.97 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 80 hits. He allows 12.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.54. 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 5.41. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,180 base knocks and 682 earned runs this season. They have given up 213 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 492 hitters and struck out 1,038 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.21.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Reds hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .447. He has 141 hits this year along with 89 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .599 with an OPS+ of 170. Adam Duvall is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 125 hits in 481 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Reds as a unit have 1,119 base hits, including 199 doubles and 184 homers. Cincinnati has walked 451 times this year and they have struck out on 1,030 occasions. They have had 912 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 611 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +100
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