Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds MLB Parlay 5/28/2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Lyles vs. Lucas Sims
Jose Iglesias and the Cincinnati Reds (24-28, 5th in NL Central) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-25, 3rd in NL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The Reds open this contest at -110 while the Pirates are priced at +100. The total opens at 9.5.
The Pirates have been hot and cold for MLB wagerers, having gone 25-25-0 SU. Cincinnati is covering 46.2% of the time, going 24-28-0 straight up. The Reds have been bad for Vegas as a favorite, going 13-7-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 46.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a terrible Under choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 29-21-0.
The Pirates cover 57.7% of the time on the road, having gone 15-11-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati is covering 52.4% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 11-10-0 SU.
The Reds have been a bad Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 20-31-1.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
5/26/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/26/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/25/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/24/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Shoulder 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 25-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 53 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 210 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 431 base hits and 229 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 438. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 47 hits this season in 142 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 121. Josh Bell is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 191 while his slugging percentage is at .704. The Pirates have 427 hits, including 87 doubles and 49 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 133 times so far this season and they have struck out 412 times as a unit. They have left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 197 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 24-28 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 206 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.8 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 3.6. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 511 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 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .335. He has 51 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 166 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 98. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 52 hits in 190 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Reds as a unit have 397 base hits, including 64 doubles and 74 homers. Cincinnati has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out on 458 occasions. They have had 315 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 223 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +100
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