Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 7/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 20, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Tyler Mahle
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Great American Ball Park on Friday, July 20, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Tyler Mahle for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +105 and Cincinnati at -115. The Pirates have a 47-44-6 over/under record and a 46-51-0 run line mark. The Reds are 57-39-0 against the run line and have a 51-40-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-44-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-51-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 51-40-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 57-39-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/19/18 2B Josh Harrison Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Cincinnati Reds
07/14/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (07/14)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/19/18 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 48-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 103 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 325 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 371 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 849 base hits and 416 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 311 batters and struck out 829. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 92 hits this season in 323 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 120. Corey Dickerson is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 324 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Pirates have 819 hits, including 167 doubles and 97 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 732 times as a unit. They have left 653 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 43-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Tyler Mahle has a 7-7 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 102 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 159 opposing hitters. 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 4.69. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 879 base knocks and 449 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 345 hitters and struck out 735 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Reds hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .422. He has 99 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 135. Scooter Gennett is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 115 hits in 353 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .521. The Reds as a unit have 866 base hits, including 154 doubles and 101 homers. Cincinnati has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 795 occasions. They have had 741 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 461 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds -115
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