Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks & Predictions 4/6/2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Trevor Williams
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Saturday, April 6, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Tanner Roark for the Reds and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +110 and Pittsburgh at -120. The Reds have a 0-6-0 over/under record and a 2-4-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 0-6-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-4-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-3-0 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
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
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
03/28/19 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 1-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 2.08 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 12.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 15 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 2.89. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 45 base hits and 17 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 51. They have walked 5.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .164, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .265 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .244, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.2 hits per game. Yasiel Puig is hitting .150 with an on-base percentage of .227. He has 3 hits this season in 20 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .200 and an OPS+ of 13. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 20 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Reds have 31 hits, including 10 doubles and 3 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 55 times as a unit. They have left 39 men on base and have a team OPS of .509. They score 1.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 11 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 2-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Trevor Williams has a 1-0 record and a 0.67 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.68. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 31 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 50 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 21st in the league. The Pirates hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jung Ho Kang comes into this matchup batting .176 with an OBP of .300. He has 3 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 17 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 86. Josh Bell is hitting .222 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 4 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 47 and a slugging percentage of .222. The Pirates as a unit have 39 base hits, including 8 doubles and 3 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out on 37 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.8 runs per game and totaled 19 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +110
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