Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Chad Kuhl
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, June 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
Cincinnati opens at +142 while Pittsburgh opens at -152. The Reds have a 32-33-3 over/under record and a 35-33-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 30-38-0 against the run line and have a 33-29-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 32-33-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 35-33-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-29-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-38-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/09/18 P Richard Rodriguez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/08)
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 25-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 5.97 and a WHIP of 1.40 this year. He has 44 strikeouts over his 57.1 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 239 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 628 base hits and 330 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 255 batters and struck out 522. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Reds hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .341 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 85 hits this season in 249 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 150. Joey Votto is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .427. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 240 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Reds have 588 hits, including 108 doubles and 65 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 251 times so far this season and they have struck out 563 times as a unit. They have left 517 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 289 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 33-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Chad Kuhl has a 4-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP this season. He has 69 strikeouts over the 73 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 241 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 587 base knocks and 290 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 209 hitters and struck out 560 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .343. He has 74 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 239 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 119. Starling Marte is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 63 hits in 220 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Pirates as a unit have 582 base hits, including 120 doubles and 69 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 224 times this year and they have struck out on 507 occasions. They have had 467 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 315 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +142
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