Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs Reds Odds
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(17-14) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. (13-19) Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Jon Niese vs. Daniel Straily
MLB Moneyline Odds:Pirates -120, Reds +111
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds +1.5 -160
MLB Betting Total: 9
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If Pittsburgh has any chance of tracking down the Cubs in the NL Central than they are going to have to be really strong in these series against losing teams like the Reds.
This is the third series of the season for these clubs and right now they have split the games down the middle. Pittsburgh won two of three at St. Louis over the weekend. Cincinnati is riding a two game losing streak.
After getting swept by the Cubs to start the week the Pirates needed a good rebound and got it taking two of three from the Card over the weekend. Those wins kept the club in second place in the division.
Pittsburgh is still waiting for the pitching to come around but the offense has been there averaging more than 5 runs per game.
They have the top team batting average in the Majors thanks to six regular batting better than .290.
Ray Searage is a magician but so far the vaunted pitching coach has yet to do wonders with Jon Niese.
His last start against the Cubs was his worst of the season but this might be a better matchup with the Reds biggest bats hitting from the left side.
He has missed the Reds in the first two series the teams have played.
The Pittsburgh Pen is still struggling to get back to the form they need to be for this to be an elite team. The pitching staff has not been what they were hoping for but it has been a combination of the starters and relievers both.
The long season can wear on you and it seems like it already is in Cincinnati where the talk off the field is not encouraging.
The Reds are about where most expected they would be, though the fact that they are getting close to being mathematically eliminated by the Cubs has to hurt.
The Reds know they have to hit if they want to be competitive and they are jut not doing enough of it. They can be dangerous though.
Daniel Straily has probably been the most effective pitcher for the Reds this season. He has given up only 20 hits in 30 innings and since joining the rotation has yet to give up more than 3ER in any ballgame.
His homers are a little concerning. He might be playing with fire.
The Reds have the absolute worst bullpen in the Majors. Their ERA is an astronomical 6.59, more than a run and half worse than the second worst team. Losing Aroldis Chapman hurts but really that is just a small part of the story.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 19-7 in PIT last 26 overall.
- Over is 19-7 in PIT last 26 on grass.
- Over is 9-2-1 in CIN last 12 home games.
- CIN are 17-36 in their last 53 overall.
- CIN are 17-36 in their last 53 games on grass.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnti Red MLB Prediction:
The Reds have not been epically bad but they are a hard side to bet with confidence.
They are hardly loaded with starting pitching but when that group turns it over to the bullpen disaster is more likely to strike than not.
Until that group becomes a little more reliable they are more likely to break your heart than anything else. You gotta stay away from this group right now.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Pittsburgh -120
The Pirates are not going with their ace but this is great value given the overall differences between the two teams. This is play of the day stuff considering you get a pretty decent payout too. Don’t miss on this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 7 – Cincinnati 3
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