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MLB Betting Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/19/2024

Cincinnati Reds (34-36) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (33-37)

As we near the midseason mark, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates prepare for an intriguing matchup at PNC Park on Wednesday June 19th at 12:35 PM ET. Both teams currently remain near or above.500, with Cincinnati just leading in terms of standings. ESP+ will broadcast this game live to provide real time bettors an excellent opportunity for wagering real time on the best live betting website at real sports events!

The Reds have had an average season with an overall record of 34-36. Although their game outcomes have varied widely from week-to-week, their resilience in road games against the spread indicates they could provide Pittsburgh a competitive edge. Their offense, though not outstanding, remains consistent while being supported by an outstanding pitching staff with an ERA of 3.86 and WHIP of 1.26.

Pittsburgh Pirates stand at 33-37 and share similar fluctuations to the Reds; both teams recently experienced struggles against the spread over five games; however, Pittsburgh Pirates home record against spread is stronger suggesting potential advantage on home soil; their slightly higher batting average and similar pitching performance ensure this matchup should remain closely contested.


Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Game Info

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 12:35 PM ET
Where: PNC Park
Stream: MLB.TV


Hunter Greene (5-2, 3.61 ERA) vs. Mitch Keller (8-4, 3.36 ERA)

Hunter Greene has become one of the Cincinnati Reds’ key assets this year, boasting a 5-2 win-loss record and an ERA of 3.61. Greene stands out with his fastball frequently surpassing 100 mph; one of only eight pitchers to do so in MLB. But while Greene’s high velocity presents challenges – his 37 walks over 82.1 innings pitched are proof enough of this; nevertheless his strikeout ability 89Ks stands as evidence that once in rhythm he can dominate opposing batters; but giving up walks can create problems during critical innings, particularly against teams adept at exploiting pitcher mistakes by capitalizing on mistakes by their opponents whose players.

Mitch Keller has been an outstanding contributor for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, boasting an 8-4 record and 3.36 ERA. Keller excels at maintaining an improved command that results in lower WHIP of 1.25; this results in less base runners being allowed and reduced scoring opportunities from opponents. His approach relies less on overpowering batters than on strategic pitching using fastballs and breaking balls as needed to keep opposing batters at bay; in 85.2 innings pitched thus far Keller has issued only 22 free passes which showcase his control and tactical approach on the mound; often giving his opponents no chance when starting.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

As betting odds and spreads have yet to be finalized, bettors should keep an eye out for updates as game day nears. Both starting pitchers’ performances as well as recent team trends could play a crucial role in shaping these odds.


Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

Analyzing the bet on the basis of the performance in games as guests, the Reds look impressive – 22-11 on the totals, which proves the team’s success in conditions of additional external pressure. However, their overall erratic form in the last few games and a predilection in games going UNDER in totals suggest more of a conservative view in high-scoring temperament.


Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends

The Pirates have been rather up and down in their last few games with regards to beating the spread but remain with a positive record in their home games. Their games have often had OVER outcomes which may have been attributed to the totals, notably at home hence suggesting that a high scoring game should be expected especially if Keller is pitching steady and ensuring stability of the game.


Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/19/24 Betting Picks

Due to both teams’ recent performances and pitching strengths, this game should be closely contested. Although Keller may give them an edge as home field advantage may help the Pirates secure an edge here; their road against-the-spread record does make the Reds an appealing pick if looking to cover any spreads that arise during play.

Under consideration of both teams’ respective strengths and weaknesses as well as home advantage, Pittsburgh may be an optimal betting choice, particularly if the spread favors them. Bettors should also consider over/under bets, given the trends at PNC Park and both teams’ pitching dynamics. Always keep an eye on the latest MLB daily picks for any last-minute changes in odds or player line-ups that could impact the game’s outcome.


Free Pick and Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Cincinnati Reds 3

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