Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Robert Stephenson
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Great American Ball Park on Sunday, September 17, 2017 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Robert Stephenson for the Reds.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -108 and Cincinnati at -102. The Pirates have a 59-84-5 over/under record and a 76-72-0 run line mark. The Reds are 75-73-0 against the run line and have a 77-66-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-84-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 76-72-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-66-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 75-73-0 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 68-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 178 strikeouts over his 187 innings pitched and he's given up 181 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 448 hitters and walked 183 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 1,351 base hits and 630 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 456 batters and struck out 1,148. 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 4.22.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .245, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st 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 130 hits this season in 503 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 110. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 522 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Pirates have 1,224 hits, including 229 doubles and 141 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 480 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,100 times as a unit. They have left 1,052 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 606 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 64-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.45, Robert Stephenson has a 4-5 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 67.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 71 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 532 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 553 batters and walked 243 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 5.22. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,339 base knocks and 758 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 569 hitters and struck out 1,207 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 5.09.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .437 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 .251 with an OBP of .298. He has 138 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 550 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 102. Joey Votto is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .453. He has collected 163 hits in 512 at bats while driving in 95 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Reds as a unit have 1,281 base hits, including 230 doubles and 204 homers. Cincinnati has walked 525 times this year and they have struck out on 1,190 occasions. They have had 1,047 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 702 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -108
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