Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/12/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-112) Pittsburgh (-108)
PNC Park is where the Pittsburgh Pirates (52-63) will try to defeat the Cincinnati Reds (60-57) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Reds at -112 and the Pirates are opening at -108. The betting total comes in at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Brandon Williamson and Luis Ortiz.
As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 4.8 runs per game, which is 9th in MLB. They have accounted for 564 runs and have an OBP of .327. The Reds have accumulated 200 doubles as a team and have hit 137 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 542 runs batted in as well as 991 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is at .250. Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .416 and have been called out on strikes 1,073 times, while drawing a walk on 399 occasions.
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They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.43. Reds pitchers have conceded 164 long balls in addition to 592 total runs (26th in the league). Cincinnati has given up 1,051 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) and also 559 earned runs. The Reds have compiled a team earned run average of 4.83 over the course of the season (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 989 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 434 batters and their FIP is 4.83 as a team this season.
The Reds have dispatched 432 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 229 runners so far this season with 28.8% of those players crossed home plate. They have 42 saves on the season and have blown 18 of 60 save opportunities. The Reds relief pitchers have a save percentage of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 133 save situations. The relievers have a total of 71 holds so far this year (5th in the league). Reds bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 162 times in addition to having 178 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Reds have turned 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,372 innings, which ranks them 23rd in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds have amassed 3,124 putouts for the season, in addition to 950 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which has them ranked 16th in the majors, and have a total of 94 double plays.
Williamson has taken the mound for 75 frames and has tallied 64 punch outs in his career. Williamson (4-2 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.01 and he has gone up against 312 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.54 (38 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.261. He has conceded 66 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 29 walks.
The Pirates hold a slugging percentage of .389 and they score 4.19 runs per outing (24th in baseball). They have tallied 195 doubles, while getting a free base 393 times and putting up 482 runs. Pittsburgh has tallied 114 HRs so far this year as well as 461 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,017 instances (14th in MLB) and are sitting with 901 base knocks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for a team OBP of .313 and a batting average of .237 on the campaign.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.395 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a pitching staff this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.60 (968 strikeouts vs 418 walks). They come in at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 995. They have given up 126 home runs and they give up 4.97 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 560 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.56 (513 earned runs yielded).
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 44 save opportunities and they have walked away with 30 saves. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 68.2%, and they have sent 369 relievers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations and on 112 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.3% of 172 inherited runners. With 102 save situations, the Pirates have accrued 55 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 97 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 959 assists, 69 errors and have accounted for 3,041 putouts this season. In 9,123 innings played, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (25th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Ortiz has surrendered 75 hits while he has tallied 51 K's in 69 frames. Ortiz (2-5 mark in his career) has a 4.78 ERA while surrendering 9.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up 37 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.593 and a FIP of 5.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.42 and he has faced 316 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-112)
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