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    The Cincinnati Reds take the field as home favorites (-140) in the first game of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates (+119) at Great American Ball Park on Thursday at 4:10 PM ET. Hunter Greene takes the mound first for Cincinnati, and Mitch Keller is Pittsburgh’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Reds vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Reds vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Reds -140 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Reds vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds averaged 1.0 home run per game to rank 19th in MLB action with 156 total home runs last season.
    • Cincinnati had the 21st-ranked batting average in the big leagues (.235).
    • Last season the Reds had the No. 23 offense in MLB play scoring 4.0 runs per game (648 total runs).
    • The team struck out 8.8 times per game, the No. 23 average in baseball.
    • The Reds averaged 1.1 homers per home game last season (89 total at home).
    • Cincinnati had a .397 slugging percentage and averaged 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averaged 8.1 hits per game and batted .246 at home last season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Last season, Jonathan India finished with a slugging percentage of .376, fueled by 28 extra-base hits.
    • Nick Senzel slashed .231/.296/.306 and finished with an OPS of .601.
    • Last season, TJ Friedl finished with eight home runs, 25 RBI and a batting average of .240 last season.
    • Kevin Newman slashed .274/.316/.372 and finished with an OPS of .687.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates ranked 18th in Major League Baseball with 158 home runs.
    • Pittsburgh had a team batting average of just .222 last season, which ranked 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates scored 591 runs (just 3.6 per game) last season, which ranked 27th in MLB.
    • Pittsburgh ranked 28th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.
    • They hit 84 homers, an average of 1.0 per game, in 81 road contests last season.
    • Pittsburgh slugged .359 in 81 road games last season.
    • In away games last season, they had a .216 AVG with 7.2 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds put up an OBP of .345 and a slugging percentage of .461 while collecting 142 hits last season.
    • Andrew McCutchen hit .237 with 25 doubles, 17 home runs and 57 walks.
    • Carlos Santana hit .202 with 18 doubles, 19 home runs and 71 walks a season ago.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes hit .244 with 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 48 walks.

    Reds vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

    Hunter Greene (CIN) Pitcher Mitch Keller (PIT)
    5 – 13 W/L 5 – 12
    125.2 IP 159
    4.44 ERA 3.91
    1.210 WHIP 1.396
    11.7 K/9 7.8
    3.4 BB/9 3.4

    Reds vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Reds: Lucas Sims: 15 Day IL (Back), Luke Weaver: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Pirates: Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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