Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Trevor Williams
Tucker Barnhart and the Cincinnati Reds (60-66, 4th in NL Central) go to PNC Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (52-75, 5th in NL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Reds priced at +100 and the Pirates are at -110. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Reds have been a dicey bet for wagerers, having gone 60-66-0 SU. Pittsburgh covers 40.9% of the time, going 52-75-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been a rough Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 48-73-5.
Cincinnati covers 39.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 23-35-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh covers 41.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 26-36-0 SU.
The Pirates have been an excellent Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 72-51-4.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/22/2019 Jesse Winker LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/21/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2019 Joey Votto 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/18/2019 Curt Casali C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/15/2019 Derek Dietrich 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/21/2019 Clay Holmes RP Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 60-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.92 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 12.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 467 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,013 base hits and 514 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 1,216. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Tucker Barnhart is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 53 hits this season in 232 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .379 and an OPS+ of 81. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Reds have 1,059 hits, including 184 doubles and 177 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 364 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,091 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 570 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 52-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.65, Trevor Williams has a 5-6 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 106.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 123 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 527 batters and walked 226 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,168 base knocks and 635 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 1,121 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .331. He has 139 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 113. Josh Bell is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 127 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Pirates as a unit have 1,156 base hits, including 250 doubles and 135 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 341 times this year and they have struck out on 967 occasions. They have had 870 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 578 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates (-110)
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