Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Tips 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Joe Musgrove
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Friday, April 5, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Reds and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +121 and Pittsburgh at -131. The Reds have a 0-5-0 over/under record and a 2-3-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 1-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-3-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-3-0 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 1-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 3.38 this season. He has 0 strikeouts over his 2.2 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 16.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 15 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 35 base hits and 15 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 46. They have walked 6.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .167, good for 28th in the league. The Reds hold a .269 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .244, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 5.2 hits per game. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 4 hits this season in 17 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 111. Yasiel Puig is hitting .188 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .278. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 16 at bats. His OPS+ is 39 while his slugging percentage is at .250. The Reds have 26 hits, including 7 doubles and 3 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 15 times so far this season and they have struck out 47 times as a unit. They have left 29 men on base and have a team OPS of .513. They score 2.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 11 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 1-3 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.79 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 26 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 16 hitters and struck out 42 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .207, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .336 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Jung Ho Kang comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .375. He has 3 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 13 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 136. Corey Dickerson is hitting .154 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 2 hits in 13 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Pirates as a unit have 29 base hits, including 7 doubles and 3 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out on 32 occasions. They have had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 17 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +121
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