Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 9/26/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (87-72) at Cincinnati Reds (74-85)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Vance Worley (R) (8-4) (2.814) vs. Mike Leake (R) (11-13) (3.863)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +127 / Pittsburgh Pirates -137 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Pittsburgh, FS-Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Friday in Cincinnati for game one of their series.
The Cincinnati Reds aren’t going to the post season as injuries took their toll as their lack of depth as a small market team got the best of them. The Reds are 42-36 at home, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win. As a team the Reds are hitting .237 with Todd Frazier hitting .274, Devein Meseraco hitting .276, and Brandon Phillips hitting .263. For game one the Reds start Mike Leake who is 11-13 with a 3.78 ERA for the season and 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have clinched a spot in the post season but they are just a game out of the lead in the NL Central. The Pirates are 36-42 on the road, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and hey are coming off of a win on Thursday. As a team the Pirates are hitting .259 with Josh Harrison hitting .316, Andrew McCutchen hitting .313, and Starling Marte hitting .291. For game one in Cincinnati the Pirates start Vance Worley who is 8-4 with a 2.93 ERA for the season and 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA n his last three starts.
Cincinnati is 6-2 as a home underdog, 4-1 in their last five home games, and 1-4 in Leake’s last five starts. Pittsburgh is 9-2 in their last 11 road games, 37-15 against a team with a losing record, and 4-0 in Worley’s last four starts. Pittsburgh is 1-4 in their last five games in Cincinnati.
With the total set at seven I have this one going over with these two pitchers in this hitters park.
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