Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 9/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Sal Romano
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Sal Romano for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +108 and Cincinnati at -118. The Pirates have a 59-83-5 over/under mark and a 76-71-0 run line record. The Reds are 74-73-0 against the run line and have a 77-65-5 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 77-65-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 74-73-0 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 Ivan Nova has a 11-13 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 121 strikeouts over his 173.2 innings pitched and he's given up 190 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. 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 4.3. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,342 base hits and 626 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 1,140. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
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 .335. He has 129 hits this season in 500 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 110. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 518 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Pirates have 1,217 hits, including 227 doubles and 141 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 476 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,088 times as a unit. They have left 1,043 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 604 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 63-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, Sal Romano has a 4-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 530 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 548 batters and walked 241 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,332 base knocks and 756 earned runs this season. They have given up 232 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 565 hitters and struck out 1,195 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 5.11.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .298. He has 137 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 547 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 102. Joey Votto is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 161 hits in 509 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Reds as a unit have 1,272 base hits, including 228 doubles and 200 homers. Cincinnati has walked 520 times this year and they have struck out on 1,182 occasions. They have had 1,037 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 698 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +108
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