Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks & Predictions 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Chris Archer
The Cincinnati Reds visit PNC Park on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds and Chris Archer for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +142 and Pittsburgh at -152. The Reds have a 0-7-0 over/under record and a 2-5-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 3-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 0-7-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 2-5-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 3-3-0 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
04/05/19 P Kyle Crick Triceps 10-day IL (04/04)
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 1-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 16 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.8. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 50 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 59. They have walked 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.10.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .157, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .253 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .234, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 4.9 hits per game. Yasiel Puig is hitting .125 with an on-base percentage of .192. He has 3 hits this season in 24 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .167 and an OPS+ of -6. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Reds have 34 hits, including 12 doubles and 3 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 65 times as a unit. They have left 42 men on base and have a team OPS of .488. They score 1.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 11 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 3-3 overall mark this year. Chris Archer has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 3.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 27 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 5.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.25. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 34 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 60 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.98 while their FIP as a staff is 3.34.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Jung Ho Kang comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .304. He has 4 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 94. Josh Bell is hitting .190 this season and he has an OBP of .280. He has collected 4 hits in 21 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 27 and a slugging percentage of .190. The Pirates as a unit have 44 base hits, including 10 doubles and 3 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out on 45 occasions. They have had 51 men left on base and have an OPS of .648. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +142
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