Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, September 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
Cincinnati opens at +137 while Pittsburgh opens at -147. The Reds have a 70-61-5 over/under record and a 76-60-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 66-70-0 against the run line and have a 62-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-61-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 76-60-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-67-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 66-70-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/27)
08/29/18 P Amir Garrett Ankle 10-day DL (08/29)
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/02/18 P Ivan Nova Personal is out indefinitely
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 58-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 101 strikeouts over his 126.2 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 508 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 454 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.5 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 4.8. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,276 base hits and 644 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 456 batters and struck out 1,038. They have walked 3.4 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 4.78.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Reds hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Peraza is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 152 hits this season in 529 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 96. Scooter Gennett is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 157 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 496 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Reds have 1,203 hits, including 221 doubles and 141 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 486 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They have left 1,005 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 611 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 66-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Trevor Williams has a 11-9 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 98 strikeouts over the 142 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 496 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,170 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 1,096 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .325. He has 129 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 113. Corey Dickerson is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 129 hits in 436 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Pirates as a unit have 1,159 base hits, including 235 doubles and 132 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 406 times this year and they have struck out on 1,039 occasions. They have had 909 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 583 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -147
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