Reds at Pirates - 6/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (32-36) at Pittsburgh Pirates (39-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
J Cueto (4-4) (2.98) vs. J Locke (4-3) (4.74)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates / Cincinnati Reds --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, ROOT-PIT
The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Reds have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati 77 hits and 38 RBI while Joey Votto and Jay Bruce have combined for 70 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last eight road games. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 18-4 with a 2.13 ERA and 169 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pirates have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Pirates have won five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Harrison leads Pittsburgh with 72 hits and 22 RBI while Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 87 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six straight home games. Jeff Locke takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Locke is 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Cuetos last 7 starts. The Pirates are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 13-3 in Lockes last 16 home starts. The Reds are 21-7 in Cuetos last 28 starts vs. Pirates.
You see Cueto's career numbers against the Pirates? Yes, please. The Reds have to be the pick here.