Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 7/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Kingham vs. Matt Harvey
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Great American Ball Park on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Nick Kingham for the Pirates and Matt Harvey for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +115 and Cincinnati at -125. The Pirates have a 48-44-6 over/under record and a 47-51-0 run line mark. The Reds are 57-40-0 against the run line and have a 52-40-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 48-44-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-51-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 52-40-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 57-40-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/20/18 2B Josh Harrison Hamstring is doubtful Saturday 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)
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 49-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Kingham has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 50.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 377 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 858 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 312 batters and struck out 841. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 101 hits this season in 330 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 120. Starling Marte is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 329 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Pirates have 835 hits, including 168 doubles and 100 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 303 times so far this season and they have struck out 736 times as a unit. They have left 661 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 43-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, Matt Harvey has a 5-5 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 91.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 93 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 328 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 895 base knocks and 460 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 350 hitters and struck out 739 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Reds hold a .404 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. Scooter Gennett comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .373. He has 115 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 355 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 138. Joey Votto is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 99 hits in 342 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Reds as a unit have 875 base hits, including 156 doubles and 101 homers. Cincinnati has walked 377 times this year and they have struck out on 807 occasions. They have had 749 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 462 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds -125
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