Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds MLB Parlay 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Luis Castillo
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Great American Ball Park on Thursday, March 28, 2019 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +107 and Cincinnati at -130. The Pirates had a 72-81-8 over/under record and a 80-81-0 run line mark last year. The Reds were 88-74-0 against the run line and had a 78-78-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates were 72-81-8 against the over/under last year
The Pittsburgh Pirates were 80-81-0 against the run line last season
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds were 78-78-6 against the over/under last year
The Cincinnati Reds were 88-74-0 against the run line last season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
03/25/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates had a 82-79 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon had a 14-10 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.18. He had 179 strikeouts over his 191 innings pitched and he gave up 179 hits. He allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.03 and they gave up 511 base hits on the year. Teams hit .242 against the bullpen and they struck out 584 hitters while walking 236 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Pirates pitchers collectively gave up 1,380 base hits and 637 earned runs last year. They allowed 174 home runs last season, ranking them 21st in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff walked 497 batters and struck out 1,336. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit was 4.06.
As a team Pittsburgh hit .254, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates held a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Josh Bell hit .261 with an on-base percentage of .357 last year. He had 131 hits last season in 501 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 111. Starling Marte hit .277 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .327. He totaled 155 hits and he drove in 72 men in 559 at bats. His OPS+ was 114 while his slugging percentage was at .460. The Pirates had 1,381 hits last season, including 290 doubles and 157 home runs. Pittsburgh walked 474 times last year and they struck out 1,229 times as a unit. They left 1,071 men on base and had a team OPS of .725. They scored 4.3 runs per contest and scored a total of 692 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati had a 67-95 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.30, Luis Castillo had a 10-12 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He had 165 strikeouts over the 169.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 158 hits. He allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.32. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.14 and they gave up 585 base hits on the year. Teams hit .251 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers struck out 534 batters and walked 246 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Reds pitchers as a team surrendered 1,491 base knocks and 741 earned runs last season. They gave up 228 home runs last year, which ranked 2nd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff walked 532 hitters and struck out 1,258 batters. They gave up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.40 while their FIP as a staff was 4.66.
As a team, they batted .254, good for 10th in the league. The Reds held a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which was good for 9th in baseball. They ranked 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup after batting .284 with an OBP of .417 last season. He had 143 hits last year along with 67 RBI in 503 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 125. Yasiel Puig hit .267 last season and he had an OBP of .327. He collected 107 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He had an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Reds as a unit had 1,404 base hits last season, including 251 doubles and 172 homers. Cincinnati walked 559 times last year and they struck out on 1,376 occasions. They left 1,179 men on base and had an OPS of .729. They scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 696 runs last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +107 and over 8.5 total runs
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