Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Great American Ball Park is the location where the Cincinnati Reds (56-81) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (51-87) on Monday. The starting pitchers are Zach Thompson and Mike Minor.
The Pirates have compiled 182 doubles as a team and have hit 135 balls out of the park. Pittsburgh is slugging .363 and have struck out 1,281 times, while being walked on 391 occasions. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recording 3.5 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in MLB. They have tallied 459 runs batted in in addition to 1,005 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is at .222. They have a total of 489 runs scored while having a team OBP of .288.
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The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 4.69 on the campaign (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,048 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 492 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.13 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Pirates pitchers have conceded 141 long balls and 702 total runs (27th in baseball).
The Pirates bullpen have a save percentage of 55.1% and stepped onto the hill in 113 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 201 base runners over the course of the season with 37.3% of those runners crossed the plate. Pirates pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 132 times and also have had 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 429 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen have 61 holds on the campaign (23rd in the league). They have recorded 27 saves this season and have blown 22 out of their 49 save opportunities.
The Pirates have turned 67.3% of balls in play into outs out of 10,818 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 30th in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 3,606 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,296 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which puts them in 30th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 135 double plays.
Thompson has taken the hill for 186 innings and has accounted for 147 K's during his MLB career. Thompson (6-17 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.52 and he has faced 816 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.44 (92 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.409. He has allowed 192 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 71 free passes.
Cincinnati has knocked in 138 home runs on the campaign as well as 562 RBIs. They have 203 two-baggers, while walking 384 times as well as racking up 588 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for a team OBP of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .242 on the season. The Reds have a SLG% of .384 and they average 4.29 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,210 occasions (10th in baseball) and have a total of 1,106 hits.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.400 with a FIP of 4.61 as a staff on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.36 (1,199 strikeouts against 509 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,177. They have given up 184 homers and they surrender 5.19 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Cincinnati pitching staff have given up 694 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.90 (655 earned runs relinquished).
Cincinnati has called on relievers to enter the game in 46 save opportunities and they have earned 26 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in MLB holding a save percentage of 56.5%, and they have sent 485 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 127 times in high leverage situations and also on 145 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.1% out of 222 inherited base runners. Sitting with 98 save situations, the Reds have earned 51 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 95 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in pro baseball). The Reds have accrued 1,079 assists, 63 errors and have amassed 3,590 putouts for the season. Out of their 10,770 innings played, the Reds hold a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (25th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Minor has conceded 1,338 hits and he has 1,267 strikeouts in 1,401 frames. Minor (83-88 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.21 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 656 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.246 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 3.11 and he has gone up against 5,859 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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