Pirates vs. Reds - 6/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (32-36) at Pittsburgh Pirates (39-30)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
M Leake (4-4) (4.01) vs. G Cole (11-2) (1.88)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -167 / Cincinnati Reds +157 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, ROOT-PIT
The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Reds have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 78 hits and 48 RBI while Joey Votto and Jay Bruce have combined for 73 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last seven road games. Mike Leake gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Leake is 7-3 with a 3.10 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
USA TODAY Sports
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Pirates have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Harrison leads Pittsburgh with 74 hits and 22 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte have combined for 89 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven straight home games. Gerrit Cole takes the hill, and he’s 11-2 with a 1.78 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Cole is 0-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter and 2-6 in Leakes last 8 starts. The Pirates are 38-14 in their last 52 vs. a team with a losing record and 35-16 in Coles last 51 starts. The Reds are 3-8 in Leakes last 11 road starts vs. Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates simply can't lose at home all of a sudden. They also have Cole on the hill, who looks like he could win the NL CY Young. Yup, the Pirates have to be the play and I suggest the runline to give your wager more value.