Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sal Romano vs. Chad Kuhl
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Sal Romano for the Reds and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +120 and Pittsburgh at -130. The Reds have a 2-3-0 over/under record and a 2-3-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 4-2-0 against the run line and have a 4-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-3-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-2-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/05/18 LF Scott Schebler Elbow is "?" Friday 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 1-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sal Romano has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.06 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 15 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 39 base hits and 25 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 35. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.80.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .220, good for 22nd in the league. The Reds hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Adam Duvall is hitting .176 with an on-base percentage of .167. He has 3 hits this season in 17 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .588 and an OPS+ of 99. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Reds have 36 hits, including 6 doubles and 5 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 18 times so far this season and they have struck out 47 times as a unit. They have left 39 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 15 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 5-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Chad Kuhl has a 1-0 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 12.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 49 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 29 hitters and struck out 48 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .407. He has 9 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 161. Josh Harrison is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 9 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Pirates as a unit have 55 base hits, including 12 doubles and 7 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 28 times this year and they have struck out on 40 occasions. They have had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.83 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -130
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