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Pirates vs. Reds Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/19)

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Friday August 19th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Reds vs. Pirates

The Reds take on the Pirates on Friday, August 19th at PNC Park, Pittsburgh. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Cincinnati Reds (46-70) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (46-72)
  • Date: Friday August 19th, 2022
  • Time: 7:05 ET
  • Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh

 

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Cincinnati Reds - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Cincinnati Reds come into this road contest vs Pittsburgh with a below .500 record (46-70). In the NL Central division standings, the team ranks 4th. Cincinnati will be looking to move their record on the road closer to above .500, as they are currently 20-34 away from home. In their last game, the Reds picked up a 1-0 win over the Phillies. So far, Cincinnati has won less than half of their series, going just 11-19-7.

Making the start for Cincinnati, is Graham Ashcraft. So far, Ashcraft has a record of 5-3. Ashcraft will be looking to bring down an ERA of 3.96. Currently, opponents have a batting average of .267 against him. In his 86 innings of work, Ashcraft has given up 9 home runs. For the season, Graham Ashcraft has averaged 2.55 strikeouts for every walk. This has come on a K rate of 15.0%.

On offense, Cincinnati comes into the game averaging 4.19 runs per game, placing them in a group of teams near the league average. So far, the team has struggled to score early, ranking 20th in runs scored through the first 4 innings. Together, the Reds offense has the 19th ranked batting average, at .239. Over their last three games, the team is hitting .238. The team's lineup is hitting home runs at a rate of .93 per game, good for 20th in the league. Currently, the team has one of the lowest average exit velocities in baseball. Cincinnati's OBP of .308 places them 20th in the league, while their wOBA of .302 is one of the lowest figures in the MLB.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

Heading into today's game against Cincinnati, the Pirates have a record of just 46-72. This places the team 5th in the NL Central division. Pittsburgh has gone 25-31 at PNC Park. The team will look to tack on another victory as they defeated the Red Sox by a score of 8-2. To start the year, Pittsburgh has picked up just 9 series wins, going 9-22-7.

Bryse Wilson gets the start for the Pirates with a below .500 record at 2-7. Against the Reds, Wilson is hoping to improve on his current ERA of 5.93. This season he has had problems limiting base runners, made evident by a WHIP of 1.51. Currently, opponents have a batting average of .306 against him. So far, Bryse Wilson has a SLG% allowed .521, including giving up 13 home runs.

On offense, Pittsburgh has struggled to bring runners across the plate, averaging just 3.64 runs per game. In the team's 56 games at home, their run differential is -7. The Pirates combined batting average currently sits at .220, placing them 29th in the league. On average, the team is coming up with 7.25 hits per game. Leading into the game, the team's slugging percentage is just .363, while they rank 28th in OBP, coming in at .288.

 

Today's MLB Betting Pick - Reds vs. Pirates

Heading into today's matchup between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, the Reds are the betting favorite at -120 on the moneyline. Cincinnati's implied win probability sits at 54.55%. The MLB predictive model shows Cincinnati picking up the win. For aggressive bettors, there is enough of an edge to take the Reds on the runline.

Recommended Betting Pick: Reds Moneyline



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