Pirates at Reds 5/27/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds
MLB: 1:10 PM EST
May. 27, 2019
Latest Odds : CIN -150 O/U 9
The Pirates are definitely a team that should be able to play great in Cincinnati. The Pirates have not really been seen as a strong team overall like the Cubs or Brewers, but the Pirates are doing quite a bit better than what they have done in the past. What else will help the Pirates out is the fact the team has been playing good against the weaker teams in the division and in a double header the Pirates should be the fresher team to open the series.
For the Reds, the team would have liked to be able to play better than what they have on the year, but that is how the cards have been dealt for the Reds so far this season. What else is not helping the Reds out is the fact that the pitching staff has been performing well, but the defense and the offense for the Reds has not been helping provide the support that is needed for the team.
On the season so far the Pirates have been able to score a total of 190 runs on the year while hitting at a clip of .245. The Pirates have managed to get 415 hits and 47 homers on the season. The Pirates pitching staff has a 4.55 ERA with 434 strikeouts, but has allowed the opponent to hit at a clip of .248 while walking 169 batters.
The Reds on the year have been able to hit at a clip of .224 and have scored 213 runs on the year. The Reds have been able to get a total of 380 hits on the season while hitting a total of 73 homers. When on the mound the Reds have a team ERA of 3.63 and have struck out 498 batters. The Reds have contained the opponents to a hitting of .232 on the season while walking 169 batters.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pirates are 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 Monday games.
Over is 19-7 in Pirates last 26 overall.
Under is 6-1-1 in Reds last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free Betting Pick: Cincinnati Reds -150
The Reds are at home and while the Reds are only a game over the five hundred mark, the Reds have been able to play well enough lately to pick up some quality wins. With the Pirates, the team is playing really good on the road compared to home, but the difference in this game will be on the mound and not momentum and for the Reds that is good news as they have the better pitching staff. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Reds win 4-2.