Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, April 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
Cincinnati opens at +131 while Pittsburgh opens at -156. The Reds have a 2-2-0 over/under record and a 2-2-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 3-2-0 against the run line and have a 4-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-2-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 3-2-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/04/18 LF Scott Schebler Elbow is "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
03/30/18 P Michael Lorenzen Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P David Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
03/26/18 P Anthony DeSclafani Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Brandon Finnegan Biceps 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Kevin Shackelford Forearm 10-day DL (03/29)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 1-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 1.40 this year. He has 6 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.62 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .288 against the bullpen and they've struck out 13 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 30 base hits and 21 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 19 batters and struck out 31. They have walked 4.8 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 5.97.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Reds hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Adam Duvall is hitting .154 with an on-base percentage of .143. He has 2 hits this season in 13 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 57. Joey Votto is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 0 men in 15 at bats. His OPS+ is 38 while his slugging percentage is at .200. The Reds have 31 hits, including 6 doubles and 4 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 13 times so far this season and they have struck out 40 times as a unit. They have left 32 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 3.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 13 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 4-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Trevor Williams has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP this season. He has 1 strikeout over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 0 hits. His FIP stands at 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.82 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 44 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 41 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .400 with an OBP of .435. He has 8 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 179. Josh Harrison is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 7 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Pirates as a unit have 46 base hits, including 9 doubles and 6 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 24 times this year and they have struck out on 36 occasions. They have had 32 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 30 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +131
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