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(71-74) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds (62-83)
Date: Saturday September 17, 2016
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Brandon Finnegan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cincinnati -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds will play a day night double header Saturday which will have absolutely no effect on the 2016 postseason.
It can be difficult to predict the second game of a double header due to the fact that you do not know exactly who is going to be on the field during the late game.
I will do the best that I can with what I have to work with for game two on Saturday.
With nothing to play for other than defeating a divisional opponent, the Reds will square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates. As of Friday morning, Cincinnati was 5-5 throughout their last ten games, scoring 36 runs in the process.
Brandon Finnegan will be n the hill in game number two Saturday. He has a record of 2-2 throughout his last seven games with a 2.38 ERA which is lower his season ERA of 4.04.
He has pitched 41.1 innings throughout the seven game span with 50 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.26.
The lefty looks like he will become part of the rotation throughout the rest of the season.
His last start came last Sunday when he limited the Pirates to 5 hits over 5 innings without giving up any runs.
He was taken out of the game due to the high pitch count of 95.
Pirates have not accomplished much throughout their last ten games to build off of. They have only won 4 of the last ten, but have been able to score 49 runs.
The Pirates are 7-8 against the Reds this year and I am not exactly sure they will make it over .500 after Saturday.
The Pirates rotation is a bit of a mess after Gerrit Cole was placed on the 60-day disabled list this week with inflammation in his right elbow.
As a result, Trevor Williams will take the mound in game 2 of the double header.
The right hander has a 1-1 record and has pitched 4 innings. He has four strikeouts with with an ERA of 6.75 and a 2.35 WHIP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Reds are 4-1 in their last five games facing a right handed starting pitcher.
- Over is 6-0 in Reds last 6 second games of a double header.
- Reds are 4-0 in Finnegan’s last four starts against the Nation League Central.
- Over is 5-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 during game 3 of a series.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
No, there is no significant meaning to the game, but the Pirates would like to say they are at least .500 for the season against a divisional rival. Pittsburgh is 2-11 in their last 13 matchups against National League Central opponents and would like to do something to change the stat.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cincinnati ML and game total over 9
As much as a win would boost morale in the Pittsburgh dugout, I don’t see it happening in this one.
Keep in mind what I mentioned earlier, it’s always hard to predict the outcome of the 2nd game of a double header.
I like the Reds based on the inability of the Pirates to win on the road in the division.
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