Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/23/14
Cincinnati Reds (8-11) at Pittsburgh Pirates (9-11)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Alfredo Simon (R) (2-1) (0.857) vs. Charlie Morton (R) (0-2) (4.320)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -110 / Cincinnati Reds +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, ROOT-Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday at PNC Park for game three of heir NL Central series.
The Pittsburgh Pirates got the win in game one of their series against the Reds but on Tuesday they had few answers taking a loss. Andrew McCutchen had two hits including a home run and Travis Snider had a hit as The Pirates scored just one run on three hits. Starting pitcher Edison Volquez allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-1 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Pirates start Charlie Morton who has lost his last two starts. For the season Morton has allowed 26 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 17 over 25 innings for a 0-2 record and a 4.32 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds have has a rough start to the season but they shook it off on Tuesday getting the win. Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce, and Brayan Pena each had two hits as the Reds scored four runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto allowed three hits and a run while striking out four over the full nine innings getting the win to go to 2-2 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Reds start Alfredo Simon who is coming off of a win in his last start. For the season Simon has allowed 13 hits and two earned runs while striking out 13 over 21 innings for a 2-1 record and a 0.86 ERA.
Pittsburgh is 6-16 in game three of a series, 3-9 in their last 12 games, and 1-4 in Morton’s last five home starts. Cincinnati is 9-17 in their last 26 games, 5-0 in game three of a series, and 6-12 against a right-handed starter. Cincinnati is 3-6 in the last nine meetings of these two.
The total is set at 7.5 and I have this one under the total and that is my free pick.
I also have a play on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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