Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Tips 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Jordan Lyles
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Tyler Mahle for the Reds and Jordan Lyles for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +115 and Pittsburgh at -125. The Reds have a 0-4-0 over/under record and a 2-2-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 1-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 0-4-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-2-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-2-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/30/19 P Jordan Lyles Side 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 C Elias Diaz Illness 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
03/25/19 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 1-3 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 14 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 33 base hits and 14 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 26 batters and struck out 36. They have walked 6.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.64 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .183, good for 26th in the league. The Reds hold a .310 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .270, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 5.8 hits per game. Yasiel Puig is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 3 hits this season in 15 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .267 and an OPS+ of 47. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .231 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 13 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Reds have 23 hits, including 7 doubles and 3 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 14 times so far this season and they have struck out 35 times as a unit. They have left 25 men on base and have a team OPS of .579. They score 2.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 11 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 1-2 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 16 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 2.89. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 19 base knocks and 9 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 13 hitters and struck out 34 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.48.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .304 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .167 with an OBP of .333. He has 2 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 110. Jung Ho Kang is hitting .222 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 2 hits in 9 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .333. The Pirates as a unit have 21 base hits, including 4 doubles and 2 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 25 occasions. They have had 30 men left on base and have an OPS of .663. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 13 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +115
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