Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Preview (6/17/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 17, 2024
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Reds vs Pirates Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are set to play against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 17, at 18:40 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA. The game is marked for broadcast on BSOH. Current MLB betting odds favor the home team, Pittsburgh Pirates, at -193, with the Cincinnati Reds at +162. The game promises competitive betting angles in MLB, with the weather forecasted as scattered clouds and a high of 91°F.

Reds vs. Pirates Pre-Game Odds for June 17

In the upcoming MLB game at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, the Cincinnati Reds are set to face the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sportsbooks have positioned the Pirates as the favorites with varying moneyline odds. The game’s over/under is around 8 to 8.5 runs, indicating expectations of moderate scoring. Notably, the run line for both teams is consistently set at 1.5 across different Ohio sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Pirates -192, over/under 8.0
  • BetMGM: Pirates -190, over/under 8.0
  • Caesars: Pirates -195, over/under 8.0
  • BetRivers: Pirates -188, over/under 8.5

Odds are subject to change for Reds vs. Pirates.

Reds vs. Pirates projected starting lineups for 6/17

Reds starting lineup for Monday

  1. CF TJ Friedl (L)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. 3B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  4. 1B Spencer Steer (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. C Tyler Stephenson (R)
  7. LF Jacob Hurtubise (L)
  8. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  9. DH Will Benson (L)

Pirates starting lineup for Monday

  1. DH Andrew McCutchen (R)
  2. LF Bryan Reynolds (S)
  3. RF Connor Joe (R)
  4. SS Oneil Cruz (L)
  5. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (R)
  6. 2B Nick Gonzales (R)
  7. 1B Rowdy Tellez (L)
  8. C Yasmani Grandal (S)
  9. CF Jack Suwinski (L)

Reds vs. Pirates probable starters for Monday

(CIN) Carson Spiers (R)0-02.331.1918.85.0
(PIT) Paul Skenes (R)3-02.430.9635.44.6

Reds vs. Pirates injuries for tonight

Cincinnati Reds: 

  • RP Emilio Pagán out with right lat strain, missing first half of 2024 season.
  • RP Ian Gibaut on 60-day injured list due to right forearm strain.
  • SS Matt McLain out, underwent left shoulder surgery, expected to miss first half of 2024 season.
  • SS Noelvi Marte suspended 80 games for PED policy violation.
  • SP Brandon Williamson dealing with left shoulder strain, placed on 60-day injured list.

Pittsburgh Pirates: 

  • SP Martín Pérez added to 15-day injured list with left groin strain.
  • SP Johan Oviedo out for 2024 season after Tommy John surgery.
  • SP Marco Gonzales on 60-day injured list due to left forearm strain.
  • RP Ryan Borucki has left triceps inflammation, placed on 60-day injured list.
  • 2B Ji Hwan Bae on 10-day injured list with right wrist sprain.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from SportsData.

Cincinnati Reds Team Stats

The Cincinnati Reds, holding a 34-37 record, are positioned fourth in the NL Central Division. With a batting average of .226 and a total of 71 home runs this season, their offense might seem lacking, but their 103 stolen bases is near the top of the league. Their pitching staff boasts an ERA of 3.86 with 592 strikeouts. The Reds’ recent performance includes two losses against the Brewers, highlighting a need for improvement in their batting average and pitching strikeouts.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .226
  • Team home runs: 71
  • Team Stolen bases: 103
  • Team ERA: 3.86
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 592

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Stats

The Pittsburgh Pirates, with a record of 34-37, are currently third in the NL Central Division. Their batting average stands at .232 alongside 66 home runs this season. The Pirates have shown a more conservative base running strategy with 40 stolen bases. Their pitchers have accumulated an ERA of 4.04 and 605 strikeouts. Recently, the Pirates split their series against the Rockies, showcasing a strong batting average in their last game.

  • Runs per game: 4.1
  • Team average: .232
  • Team home runs: 66
  • Team Stolen bases: 40
  • Team ERA: 4.04
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 605

Player Stats for Reds vs. Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to face off, showcasing players like Elly De La Cruz and Jared Triolo, who bring significant stats to the game. De La Cruz leads the Reds with impressive runs and stolen bases, while Triolo’s recent performance includes a blend of singles and doubles for the Pirates. These stats are crucial for mlb betting enthusiasts analyzing odds for the game at PNC Park, Pittsburgh.

Reds Leaders Ahead of the Game

Jeimer Candelario and Spencer Steer are among the Cincinnati Reds’ top performers. Candelario tops both the AVG and HR charts, whereas Steer leads in RBIs, highlighting their potential impact against the Pirates.

  • AVG Leader: Jeimer Candelario: .252
  • HR Leader: Jeimer Candelario: 12
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer: 42
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz: 47
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz: 36

Pirates Leaders Ahead of the Game

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bryan Reynolds and Andrew McCutchen are key players, with Reynolds leading in AVG and RBIs, and McCutchen in home runs and runs. Their performance is pivotal for bettors considering placing a wager on this game.

  • AVG Leader: Bryan Reynolds: .267
  • HR Leader: Andrew McCutchen: 10
  • RBI Leader: Bryan Reynolds: 38
  • Runs Leader: Andrew McCutchen: 36
  • SB Leader: Michael A. Taylor: 6
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