Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-167) Pittsburgh (+130)
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (75-69, 2nd in NL Central) travel to PNC Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (52-91, 5th in NL Central). The Reds open this contest at -167 while the Pirates are priced at +130. The O/U is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Wade Miley and Dillon Peters.
The Reds have hit 259 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 196 baseballs out of the park. Cincinnati is slugging .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,281 times, while taking a walk on 490 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are earning 4.9 runs/g, which ranks them 9th in MLB. They have accumulated 673 runs batted in and 1,198 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average sits at .248. They have accounted for 701 runs scored while having a team OBP of .328.
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The Reds have an ERA of 4.36 so far this season (17th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,353 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 546 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.36 as a unit on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.35. Reds pitchers have surrendered 186 long balls and 672 runs in total (18th in baseball).
The Reds relievers have a save rate of 60.9% and has come into the game in 132 save situations. The relievers have inherited 219 runners for the season and 39.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. Reds pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 145 times as well as having 171 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 505 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have notched 66 holds so far this year (17th in baseball). They have accumulated 39 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 25 of their 64 save opportunities.
The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for 3,827 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,256 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which ranks 14th in baseball, and they have twisted 935 double plays. The Reds have turned 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,481 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in the majors.
Miley (97-90 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.08 and he has faced 6,743 batters in the majors. He has given up 1,613 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 546 free passes. His ERA is 4.11 (718 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.372. Miley has taken the hill for 1,573 frames and has accumulated 1,249 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Pirates hold a team slugging % of .363 and they average 3.67 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have put up 216 two-baggers, while getting a free base 456 times as well as putting up 525 runs. Pittsburgh has a total of 113 long balls on the season to go along with 494 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,164 occasions (26th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,105 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .234 on the year.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.428 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a pitching staff for the season. They are currently ranked 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,225. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have relinquished 734 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 5.09 (696 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.16 (1,151 strikeouts against 532 walks). They have surrendered 186 long balls and they surrender 5.37 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
With 99 save situations, the Pirates have earned 59 holds and 16 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 37 save chances and they have earned 21 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 112 times in high leverage situations and on 106 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.9% of 177 inherited base runners. They are ranked 24th in the league with a save percentage of 56.8%, and they have dispatched 501 relievers to the mound so far this year.
In their 11,073 innings played, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in MLB). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 125 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in MLB). The Pirates have accrued 1,232 assists, 65 errors and have 3,691 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Peters has allowed 171 base knocks while he has earned 116 punch outs in 151 innings pitched. Peters (7-10 mark in his career) has a 5.53 ERA and has conceded 10.2 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 93 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.573 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and he has gone up against 685 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-167)
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