Pirates vs Reds MLB Preview (6/25/24): Odds, Starting Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 25, 2024
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Reds vs Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to play the Cincinnati Reds at 5:10 p.m. ET on June 25 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH. MLB Betting Odds favor the Reds in what is expected to be a close game between two teams fighting for third place in the the NL Central. The game will be broadcast on BSOH. The weather forecast predicts light rain with a high of 90°F.

Pirates vs Reds pregame odds for 6/25/24

The Reds enter this NL Central showdown as slight favorites with a -120 price on their moneyline. The Pirates, meanwhile, are listed at +100 — meaning one can double their bet amount if their Pirates’ wager wins. The over/under for the game is set at 8.5, reflecting Ohio sportsbooks’ expectations for a moderate-scoring game. The run line is set at -1.5 in favor of the Reds at +160 odds. Individuals looking to bet the Pirates at +1.5 can do so at -200 odds.

  • Bet365: Reds -120, Pirates +100, over/under 8.5
  • BetMGM: Reds -120, Pirates +100, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Reds -120, Pirates +100, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Reds -120, Pirates +100, over/under 8.5

MLB Odds are subject to change for Pirates vs Reds

Pirates vs. Reds projected starting lineups

Pirates starting lineup

  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 starting lineup

  1. CF Stuart Fairchild (R)
  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. DH Nick Martini (L)
  8. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  9. LF Will Benson (L)

Pirates vs. Reds projected starters today

(PIT) Mitch Keller (R)8-43.111.2021.16.0
(CIN) Hunter Greene (R)5-23.351.1225.79.7

Reds vs. Pirates Injuries For June 25

Pirates: Martín Pérez (SP) is out with a left groin strain. Johan Oviedo (SP) will miss the entire 2024 season due to Tommy John surgery. Marco Gonzales (SP) is on the 60-day injured list with a left forearm strain. Dennis Santana (RP) is questionable with a right arm contusion. Ryan Borucki (RP) is out with left triceps inflammation.

Reds: Emilio Pagán (RP) is out with a right lat strain, expected to miss the first half of the 2024 season. Will Benson (CF) and Nick Lodolo (SP) are questionable, dealing with an elbow injury and a blister on his left index finger, respectively. TJ Friedl (CF) is on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. Ian Gibaut (RP) is out with a right forearm strain.

Pittsburgh Pirates Season Overview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently third in the NL Central Division with a record of 37-41. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games, coming into this one on a two game losing streak. Some of their season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: 0.227
  • Team home runs: 71
  • Team stolen bases: 41
  • Team ERA: 3.98
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 651

Cincinnati Reds Season Overview

Despite having the same record as the Pirates (37-41), the Reds find themselves slated one spot behind the Pirates in the NL Central due to current tiebreaker rules. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, winning their most recent matchup against the Pirates. Season highlights include:

  • Runs per game: 4.1
  • Team average: 0.227
  • Team home runs: 77
  • Team stolen bases: 108
  • Team ERA: 3.81
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 648

Player Stats for Pirates vs Reds

For the Pirates, Bryan Reynolds leads the offensive charge with a .275 batting average, 12 home runs, and 43 RBIs. The Reds counter with Jeimer Candelario and Elly De La Cruz, leading their team in batting average (.254), home runs (14), and stolen bases (37), respectively. Recent news highlights TJ Friedl’s placement on the 10-day injured list, potentially impacting the Reds’ lineup and defensive strategy.

Pittsburgh Pirates Stat Leaders

Bryan Reynolds stands out as the Pirates’ top performer this season, leading in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. Andrew McCutchen leads in runs scored, showcasing the depth in the Pirates’ lineup that could affect MLB Betting Odds heading into this contest.

  • AVG Leader: Bryan Reynolds .275
  • HR Leader: Bryan Reynolds 12
  • RBI Leader: Bryan Reynolds 43
  • Runs Leader: Andrew McCutchen 39
  • SB Leader: Michael A. Taylor 6

Cincinnati Reds Stat Leaders

For the Reds, Elly De La Cruz is a significant player with the highest runs scored and stolen bases, while Jeimer Candelario leads in batting average and home runs. These players are crucial for the Reds’ performance in the upcoming game against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park.

  • AVG Leader: Jeimer Candelario .254
  • HR Leader: Jeimer Candelario 14
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer 45
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz 49
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz 37
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