Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds Baseball Betting Tips 5/29/2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Brault vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Great American Ball Park is the site where Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds (25-29, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-26, 3rd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Reds open this contest at -153 while the Pirates are priced at +143. The total opens at 10.
The Pirates have been hot and cold for wagerers, having gone 26-26-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 46.3% of the time, going 25-29-0 straight up. The Reds have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 14-8-0 SU. Pittsburgh covers 46.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 15-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a bad Under play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 30-21-1.
Pittsburgh covers 57.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 16-12-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds are covering 52.2% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 12-11-0 SU.
The Reds have been a rough Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 21-31-2.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
5/27/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/26/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/26/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/25/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/23/2019 Jung Ho Kang 3B Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/22/2019 Nik Turley SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/19/2019 Trevor Williams SP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/16/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/13/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
5/11/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
4/25/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
5/26/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/21/2019 Zach Duke RP Calf Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/21/2019 Alex Blandino SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/15/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 26-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Brault has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.11 and a WHIP of 1.74 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 193 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 453 base hits and 242 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 184 batters and struck out 458. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 67 hits this season in 197 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .711 and an OPS+ of 194. Melky Cabrera is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Pirates have 447 hits, including 91 doubles and 51 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 139 times so far this season and they have struck out 429 times as a unit. They have left 368 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 3.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 25-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Anthony DeSclafani has a 2-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 48.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 212 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 420 base knocks and 193 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 178 hitters and struck out 528 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .351. He has 55 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 197 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 131. Jose Iglesias is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 53 hits in 173 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Reds as a unit have 419 base hits, including 69 doubles and 77 homers. Cincinnati has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 478 occasions. They have had 329 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 236 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds -153
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