Free MLB Pick: Reds vs Pirates Odds
Looking for Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Reds taking on the Pirates on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Reds Pirates free pick.
2018 MLB Season
(25-44) Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (34-35)
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Joe Musgrave
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -135 | Reds +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates -1.5 (+150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
Live MLB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Musgrove was solid in his last outing as he put in a quality start, but got the no-decision in a 5-9 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went six innings giving up five hits and two earned runs while he struck out six and walked none.
In four starts this season Musgrove owns a solid strikeout (8.25 K/9) to walk (1.80 BB/9) rate, while he has done a good job keeping the ball in the park (0.72 HR/9). The end result is a sparkling 2.16 ERA and a still solid 3.25 FIP.
Cincinnati has been playing winning baseball in the last week as they’ve won three of their five contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .229/.330/.365 to go with 13 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
It was a rough outing for DeSclafani who didn’t put in a quality start, but managed to escape with his first win of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals. He went five innings giving up 10 hits and two earned runs while he struck out six and walked two.
So far in two starts, DeSclafani owns a solid strikeout (9.90 K/9) to walk (2.70 BB/9) rate while he has done a good job keeping the ball in the park (0.90 HR/9). He does have a 5.40 ERA, but has a solid 3.09 FIP.
Pittsburgh has been mediocre in the last week winning three of their six contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .226/.321/.363 to go with 18 extra-base hits and 27 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CIN are 29-60 in their last 89 Sun. games.
- CIN are 2-7 in DeSclafanis last 9 Sun. starts.
- Under is 14-5-1 in PIT last 20 Sun. games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in PIT last 8 games as a favorite.
- PIT are 8-18 in their last 26 overall.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh takes down Cincinnati at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Pirates -135
DeSclafani giving up 10 hits is worrisome, and Cincinnati hasn’t been hitting the ball all that great lately. Musgrove has been consistent in his first four starts of the season and I expect him to continue that at home. Roll with the home team.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 5 – Reds 3
If you’re looking for more MLB picks like this Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates matchup we’ll be providing 4* free MLB plays on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Check out our Updated MLB Betting Odds.