Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-17, 5th in NL Central) host the Cincinnati Reds (14-15, 4th in NL Central) at PNC Park on Monday.
The Reds have hit 48 two-baggers as a team and have hit 43 baseballs out of the park. Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .434 and have struck out 279 times, while drawing a walk on 98 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are knocking in 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in the league. They have compiled 144 runs batted in and 241 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is .245. They have racked up 152 runs scored and have an OBP of .325.
The Reds have an ERA of 4.88 so far this year (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 285 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 127 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.59 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Reds pitchers have surrendered 41 home runs in addition to 152 runs in total (25th in MLB).
The Reds have sent 106 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 51 runners so far this year and 45.1% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 5 saves on the season and have blown 7 of their 12 chances to get a save. The Reds relievers have earned a save percentage of 41.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 10 holds this season (25th in MLB). Reds bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 35 times in addition to having 33 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 780 putouts on the year, in addition to 258 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which ranks 10th in MLB, and they have turned 176 double plays. The Reds have turned 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,340 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 17th in pro baseball.
Hoffman (12-18 career record) holds a FIP of 5.51 and he has faced 1,166 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 293 base hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) with 120 free passes. His ERA is 6.19 (177 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.605. Hoffman has taken the ball for 257 innings and is sitting with 220 strikeouts in his MLB career.
Pittsburgh is sitting with 21 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 102 runs batted in. They have recorded 51 doubles, while getting a free base 100 times as well as scoring 106 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an on-base percentage of .304 as well as a batting average of .225 this year. The Pirates have a team SLG% of .347 and they are earning 3.53 runs per outing (27th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 257 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have earned 221 base knocks.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.265 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a staff on the campaign. They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 221. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 135 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.31 (123 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.45 (255 strikeouts vs 104 bases on balls). They have allowed 33 homers and they allow 4.73 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Pittsburgh has called on relievers to take the mound in 6 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. They are ranked 5th in baseball with a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 106 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 23 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.6% out of their 37 inherited runners. Sitting with 25 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 17 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 25 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (25th in professional baseball). The Pirates have recorded 276 assists, 22 errors and have notched a total of 771 putouts for the year. Out of their 2,313 innings played, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (14th in pro baseball).
Keller (4-9 mark in his career) holds a 5.94 earned run average and has surrendered 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.14 and he has gone up against 427 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 62 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.660 and a FIP of 4.4. Thus far in his career, Keller has allowed 107 base hits while he has accumulated 105 punch outs in 94 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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