Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (57-82) at Pittsburgh Pirates (69-69)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Robert Stephenson (2-1) (3.12) vs. D Hutchison (1-0) (4.97)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -149 / Cincinnati Reds +139 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTPT, FSOH
Over at PNC Park on Saturday, we’ve got MLB activity between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In Thursday’s game, the Pirates took a 4-1 win. On Friday, Cincinnati returned the favor with a 4-3 victory to even the series.
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The Reds will be bringing out RHP Robert Stephenson in the starting role Saturday. In three starts and a 2-1 record this year, Stephenson has a 3.12 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP in 17.1 innings. Stephenson took a loss against the Mets in his last start, going 5.1 innings with six hits and two earned.
The Reds have a few nice bats in their lineup. Joey Votto has managed 146 hits with 85 runs, 22 homers and 81 RBI. Brandon Phillips has hit 138 times with 63 runs and 54 RBI. Zack Cozart sits on 116 hits with 67 runs and 49 RBI so far.
Over on the Pirates’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Drew Hutchison in the starting role Saturday. The Pirates were originally going to go with Chad Kuhl, but his spot will be skipped in the rotation. As for Hutchison, he’s got a 4.97 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and a 1-0 record in three games (two starts) this season.
Pittsburgh also has some nice hitters at their disposal. Starling Marte has 151 hits with 71 runs and 46 RBI. Josh Harrison has bagged 136 hits with 56 runs and 57 RBI. Andrew McCutchen sits on 128 hits with 71 runs, 20 homers and 62 RBI.
The Reds are 4-0 in their last four Saturday games, and 0-5 in their last five game threes of a series. Cincinnati is also 1-5 in their last six overall, and 25-52 in their last 77 road games.
As for the Pirates, they’re 7-3 in Kuhl’s last 10 starts, and 7-3 in Kuhl’s last 10 starts on grass. Pittsburgh is also 3-11 in their last 14 home games, and 3-12 in their last 15 home games versus a right-handed starter.
There’s not much to get excited about on either side here, but I’ll give the Pirates the winning edge and take Pittsburgh in this one.