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Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/24 MLB Betting Picks

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/24 – As the MLB season progresses, teams are looking to bolster their standings and make a push for the playoffs. The Cincinnati Reds (33-35) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (32-36) are set to clash on Monday, June 17, 2024, in what promises to be an intriguing matchup. Both teams hover around the .500 mark, making this game crucial for their respective records. This game is gaining significant attention from top-tier betting websites as both teams vie to climb the ranks in their division.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/24

When:Monday, June 17, 2024, at 6:40 PM ET
Where:PNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/24

+1.5 -149
O 8.5 -108
-1.5 +122
U 8.5 -119
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Bettors should pay careful consideration to both teams’ recent performances and overall season trends when placing underdog or over/under bets on this matchup, given its close record pairing. As soon as betting odds for either team become available, bettors may make informed wagers with potential value in either an underdog bet or over/under one.

Carson Spiers (0-0, 2.33 ERA) vs. Paul Skenes (3-0, 2.43 ERA)

Carson Spiers has shown remarkable promise this season for the Cincinnati Reds despite having an 0-2 record. Boasting an outstanding 2.33 ERA over 19.1 innings pitched and boasting an outstanding 1.19 WHIP rate, Spiers shows impressive control in keeping runs off of the board while striking out 15 batters so far to demonstrate his capability of getting out of tight spots quickly while his lack of home run allowed speaks to his ability at managing contact from opposing hitters – metrics which show why Spiers could pose substantial threats for opposing teams such as Pirates when pitching high-leverage situations come around.

Paul Skenes for the Pittsburgh Pirates brings into this matchup an impeccable 3-0 record and impressive 2.43 ERA/WHIP ratio over 33.1 innings pitched, including 46 strikeouts that showcase his dominant pitching arsenal against batters with his powerful pitching arsenal and low WHIP rating (0.76); his overall performance suggests exceptional control in handling baserunners efficiently as his low WHIP shows tremendous control and efficiency when handling runners on base; although he allowed four homers he can effectively mitigate threats while mitigating damage effectively; thus making Paul Skenes an instrumental figure in this contest between teams!

Reds’ Offensive Persistence: A Closer Look

The Reds have posted an average batting average of .226, an on-base percentage of .307 and slugging percentage of .372. They have scored 295 runs while hitting 67 homers so far; though their performance away has been more promising – an aspect which could prove decisive when facing their rival.

Pirates’ Tactical Play: Analyzing the Strategy

The Pirates currently boast an under- .228 batting average with 276 runs scored and 61 homers hit, their on-base percentage stands at .299 while their slugging percentage stands at .355, indicating room for improvement when creating scoring opportunities; however, their ability to capitalize on mistakes by the opposition could easily turn the tide of battle in their direction, especially at home.


Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

Reds are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Cincinnati Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Reds are 21-10 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Reds’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 14 of Reds’ 37 last games at home

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends

Pirates are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pirates are 19-16 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Pirates’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 16 of Pirates’ 33 last games at home

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks

Given their competitive edge and impressive starting pitcher strengths, this game may favor a lower total score. Both pitchers have demonstrated they can control games well while keeping runs to a minimum, prompting an under bet depending on oddsmakers’ predictions of final total score.

As for game outcomes, Cincinnati may gain the edge because their stronger performance on the road compares to Pittsburgh’s inconsistency at home – although Paul Skenes could turn things around due to his stellar season form for Cincinnati. Bettors looking for free baseball picks might find value in backing the Pirates for a home win, provided the moneyline offers a good return.

Score Prediction: Pirates 3, Reds 2.