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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-7) and the Cincinnati Reds (7-14) meet on Sunday at PNC Park, beginning at 1:35 PM ET. The Pirates are favored on the moneyline (-110), while the Reds are -108 underdogs, even though they are favored against the spread (1.5) with +153 odds. Pittsburgh’s Vince Velasquez and Cincinnati’s Hunter Greene will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -110 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Pirates vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates average 1.2 home runs per game to rank sixth in MLB action with 27 total home runs.
    • Pittsburgh’s .252 batting average ranks 12th in the majors.
    • The Pirates’ .330 on-base percentage ranks 11th in baseball.
    • Pittsburgh’s 8.0 strikeouts per game rank 13th in MLB.
    • The Pirates have hit nine homers at home this season (1.0 per game).
    • Pittsburgh has a .420 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .236 with 65 hits (7.2 per game) at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 25 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .553.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Reynolds is 45th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 106th, and he is 23rd in slugging.
    • Andrew McCutchen has 18 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .388.
    • Among qualified hitters, McCutchen’s batting average ranks him 61st, his on-base percentage 30th, and his slugging percentage 32nd.
    • Connor Joe has 20 hits this season and has a slash line of .357/.446/.643.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .226 with a .283 OBP and seven RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds have hit just 15 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Cincinnati’s .237 batting average ranks 19th in the majors this season.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .320 this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
    • Cincinnati ranks just 26th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.6 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit two homers, an average of 0.2 per game, in nine road contests this season.
    • Cincinnati is slugging .290 in nine road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.4 base hits per game and batting .223 on the road this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Jonathan India has put up a .407 on-base percentage and a .440 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Reds.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, India is 26th in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage and 79th in slugging percentage.
    • India takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .278 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
    • Spencer Steer has four doubles, two home runs and 10 walks while hitting .300.
    • Steer’s batting average is 35th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 24th, and he is 62nd in slugging.
    • TJ Friedl has racked up 22 hits, a team-best for the Reds.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .211 with two doubles, a home run and 11 walks.

    Pirates vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Vince Velásquez (PIT) Pitcher Hunter Greene (CIN)
    2 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
    19.1 IP 17
    5.12 ERA 4.24
    1.500 WHIP 1.529
    7.9 K/9 12.7
    4.7 BB/9 3.2

    Pirates vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Pirates: Ji-Man Choi: 10 Day IL (Achilles), Rob Zastryzny: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chase De Jong: 15 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 15 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Hunter Greene: day-to-day (Shin)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Pirates and Reds (Last 10 Games)

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