Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Reed vs. Joe Musgrove
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Cody Reed for the Reds and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
Cincinnati opens at +140 while Pittsburgh opens at -150. The Reds have a 71-61-5 over/under record and a 77-60-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 66-71-0 against the run line and have a 62-68-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 71-61-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-60-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-68-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 66-71-0 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 59-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cody Reed has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 17 strikeouts over his 19.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 512 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,287 base hits and 647 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 469 batters and struck out 1,060. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
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. Scooter Gennett is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 161 hits this season in 505 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 130. Jose Peraza is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 537 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Reds have 1,220 hits, including 228 doubles and 143 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,135 times as a unit. They have left 1,019 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 621 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 66-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Joe Musgrove has a 5-8 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 80 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 96 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 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 1,185 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 426 hitters and struck out 1,113 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .323. He has 129 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 440 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 112. Starling Marte is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 131 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Pirates as a unit have 1,169 base hits, including 236 doubles and 133 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out on 1,050 occasions. They have had 917 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 587 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +140
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