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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 6-19-24 Picks

Cincinnati Reds (35-38) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (35-38)
June 19, 2024 12:35 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -125 / Cincinnati Reds +115; Over/Under: +8
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In this article, we will formulate a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, June 19th at PNC Park. 

Reds Leaned on Pitching

The Reds leaned on their pitching on Tuesday and they were able to secure the 2-1 victory. Santiago Espinal hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. Nick Lodolo went seven innings giving up four hits and one run. The Reds are averaging 4.31 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.13 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. They are batting .226 as a team which is 26th in all of baseball. Elly De La Cruz is having a strong season hitting 12 home runs and driving in 35 RBIs so far this season. 

Greene Needs to Be Dominant

Getting the start for the Reds will be Hunter Greene who sits with a 5-2 record and an ERA of 3.61. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, he went five innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

Pirates Offense Needs to Be Better

The Pirates pitching was good on Tuesday, but the offense only managed one run and that led to the one run defeat. Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a home run and drove in an RBI. The Pirates finished the game with only four hits. The Pirates are averaging 4.13 runs per game, while their pitching is giving up 4.52 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league, while the defense is ranked 21st. Andrew McCutchen has hit 10 home runs and driven in 22 RBIs so far this season. They are batting .232 as a team which is 21st in the league. Oneil Cruz has hit nine home runs and driven in 30 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Pirates will be Mitch Keller who sits with an 8-4 record and an ERA of 3.36. In his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he went six innings giving up eight hits and four runs. 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

The Reds are going to find success here. Greene has been strong this season sitting with a 5-2 record. Keller in his last start gave up four runs and he’s going to really struggle here. The reds offense is going to get out to a fast start and that will be the difference. Even if Keller does have a strong start, Greene is going to have the better start and the Reds will get the job done. Back the Reds on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Reds ML

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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