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Reds vs. Pirates - 8/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (59-42) at Cincinnati Reds (46-54)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

G Cole (14-4) (2.31) vs. R Iglesias (1-3) (5.53)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds +143 / Pittsburgh Pirates -153 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTPT, FSOH

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds play game three of their series Saturday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Pirates have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 107 hits and 66 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 95 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last eight road games. Gerrit Cole gets the nod, and he’s 14-4 with a 2.24 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Cole is 0-3 with a 5.53 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

Reds vs. Pirates - 8/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Reds have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 112 hits and 51 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 106 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have split their last six home games. Raisel Iglesias takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.53 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Iglesias’ first career game against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 19-8 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series and 38-15 in Coles last 53 starts. The Reds are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 in Iglesias' last 5 starts. The Pirates are 0-5 in Coles last 5 starts vs. Reds. 

The Reds have done a good job in the second half of putting runs on the board. The Reds have also had Cole's number throughout his career. I like the value of the plus money here with the home team. 

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Cincinnati Reds +143

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