Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/5/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Jameson Taillon
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Homer Bailey for the Reds and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +194 and Pittsburgh at -210. The Reds have a 71-62-5 over/under record and a 77-61-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 67-71-0 against the run line and have a 62-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 71-62-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-61-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-69-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 67-71-0 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 59-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 1-13 record with an earned run average of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.65 this year. He has 71 strikeouts over his 101.1 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He allows 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 461 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 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,296 base hits and 650 earned runs. They have allowed 200 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 469 batters and struck out 1,066. 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. Jose Peraza is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 153 hits this season in 537 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 95. Scooter Gennett is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 163 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 509 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Reds have 1,227 hits, including 229 doubles and 144 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 496 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,140 times as a unit. They have left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 622 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 67-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Jameson Taillon has a 11-9 record and a 1.20 WHIP this year. He has 146 strikeouts over the 159 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 500 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 4.04. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,192 base knocks and 552 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 427 hitters and struck out 1,118 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 10th 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. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .322. He has 131 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 474 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 110. Corey Dickerson is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 129 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Pirates as a unit have 1,178 base hits, including 237 doubles and 135 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out on 1,056 occasions. They have had 921 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 592 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates -210 and over 8.5 total runs
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