Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Dario Agrazal
Tucker Barnhart and the Cincinnati Reds (60-67, 4th in NL Central) travel to PNC Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-75, 5th in NL Central). The Pirates open this game at +102 while the Reds are coming in at -112. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Reds have been decent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 60-67-0 SU. The Pirates cover 41.4% of the time, going 53-75-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been a rough Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 48-74-5.
The Reds cover 39.0% of the time away from home, having gone 23-36-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 42.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 27-36-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under play for over/under wagerers, having gone 72-52-4.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/23/2019 Curt Casali C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/24/2019 Kyle Crick RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 24
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 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone 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 60-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 10-10 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 215 strikeouts over his 179.2 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 469 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 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,022 base hits and 517 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 1,222. 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 4.24.
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 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Tucker Barnhart is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 54 hits this season in 234 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 84. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Reds have 1,067 hits, including 187 doubles and 178 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 366 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,105 times as a unit. They have left 826 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 572 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 53-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Dario Agrazal has a 2-3 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 532 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,176 base knocks and 637 earned runs this season. They have given up 186 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 1,135 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 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .419 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 .290 with an OBP of .333. He has 141 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 486 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 114. Josh Bell is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 127 hits in 461 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .570. The Pirates as a unit have 1,165 base hits, including 251 doubles and 135 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 343 times this year and they have struck out on 973 occasions. They have had 878 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 581 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates (+102)
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