Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 9/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 15, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Homer Bailey
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Great American Ball Park on Friday, September 15, 2017 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Homer Bailey for the Reds.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +106 and Cincinnati at -116. The Pirates have a 59-83-5 over/under record and a 76-71-0 run line mark. The Reds are 74-72-0 against the run line and have a 77-64-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-83-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 76-71-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-64-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 74-72-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/03/17 2B Josh Harrison Hand 60-day DL (09/03)
08/27/17 C Francisco Cervelli Quad 10-day DL (08/26)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
09/13/17 P Drew Storen Elbow 10-day DL (09/13)
09/06/17 CF Billy Hamilton Thumb 10-day DL (09/06)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 68-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 131 strikeouts over his 147.2 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 475 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 446 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 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 4.27. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,330 base hits and 618 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,132. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .245, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 128 hits this season in 496 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 110. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 513 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Pirates have 1,207 hits, including 226 doubles and 140 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 475 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,084 times as a unit. They have left 1,033 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 602 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 63-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.26, Homer Bailey has a 4-8 record and a 1.76 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 74.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 96 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 527 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 547 batters and walked 239 opposing hitters. 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 5.28. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,321 base knocks and 751 earned runs this season. They have given up 231 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 555 hitters and struck out 1,179 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.12.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Reds hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .299. He has 135 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 539 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 103. Joey Votto is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .449. He has collected 158 hits in 503 at bats while driving in 93 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Reds as a unit have 1,258 base hits, including 225 doubles and 198 homers. Cincinnati has walked 517 times this year and they have struck out on 1,166 occasions. They have had 1,030 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 690 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +106
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