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Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick for 6/18/24

The Reds and Pirates are set to face off in an NL Central matchup at 6:40 PM ET at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The money line odds have the Reds at -130 compared to the Pirates at +111. The over/under line is currently 8.5 runs.

Cincinnati will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak, as they are 34-38 and 4th in the NL Central. Pittsburgh is 3rd in the NL Central with a record of 35-37 and has won two straight games. Nick Lodolo will start for the Reds, while Bailey Falter goes for the Pirates. BSOH is carrying this game on TV.

Reds Look to Gain Ground in NL Central with Lodolo on the Mound Against Brewers,

Cincinnati is 34-38 overall and trail the Brewers by eight games in the NL Central. They are 4th in the division and 8-9 in divisional games. The Reds are sending Nick Lodolo to the mound today, and he is 7-2 with a 2.93 ERA this season. Lodolo has won four straight starts and is averaging 9.57 strikeouts per nine innings. The Reds are 38-34 vs. the run line this year, with a +0.1 run differential per game. They are 23-12 on the road and 15-16 as the favorite.

Today’s game has an over/under line of 8.5 runs, and the Reds have an over/under record of 31-38 this season. Their combined run average is 8.4 runs per game. The Reds are averaging 4.3 runs per game, and they are 13th in home runs with 71. Their team batting average is .226, which is 21st in the league. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .344 with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs over his last 8 games and is on a 6-game hitting streak.

Pirates Look to Extend Winning Streak at Home Against Reds with Falter on the Mound,

Pittsburgh is 35-37 overall and trails the Brewers by seven games in the NL Central. The Pirates have won two straight games and are 9-9 against the NL Central this year. They are 17-17 at home and 18-20 on the road. The Pirates are 22-20 as the underdog and 13-17 as the favorite. Their most recent win came yesterday, and they are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

The Pirates are playing at home against the Reds today, and the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. This is slightly below their combined run average of 8.6 runs per game. Pittsburgh is 35-36 on the over/under this year, and their games have had an average line of 8 runs. Bailey Falter is starting for the Pirates today and has a 3.86 ERA with a record of 3-4. He has made six quality starts this year and is averaging 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Over his last three starts, he has given up at least three earned runs in each outing.

Pirates Edge Reds in Predicted 5-4 Thriller; Lodolo’s Strikeout Prowess Shines,

Our predicted score for this Reds vs. Pirates matchup is a 5-4 win for the Pirates, and with the Pirates at +111 on the money line, they are our recommended pick for this game.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Bailey Falter finishing with four strikeouts, which is good for the fourth lowest among all starters today. As for Nick Lodolo, his seven projected strikeouts are the second highest among starters.

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