Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Joe Musgrove
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
Cincinnati opens at +110 while Pittsburgh opens at -120. The Reds have a 32-34-3 over/under record and a 36-33-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 30-39-0 against the run line and have a 33-30-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 32-34-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 36-33-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-30-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-39-0 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 25-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.90 this year. He has 11 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 14.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 241 hitters and walked 117 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 634 base hits and 333 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 258 batters and struck out 526. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Reds hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .426. He has 74 hits this season in 244 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 138. Scooter Gennett is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 252 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Reds have 595 hits, including 109 doubles and 65 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 254 times so far this season and they have struck out 573 times as a unit. They have left 527 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 291 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 34-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.16, Joe Musgrove has a 2-1 record and a 1.12 WHIP this season. He has 23 strikeouts over the 25 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 245 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 594 base knocks and 291 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 212 hitters and struck out 570 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 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .341. He has 64 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 223 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 121. Corey Dickerson is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 74 hits in 242 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Pirates as a unit have 588 base hits, including 120 doubles and 69 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 227 times this year and they have struck out on 511 occasions. They have had 472 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 318 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +110
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