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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Cleveland Indians will meet with the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in Pnc Park, PA, on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 7:05 PM (EDT). The Indians are currently 38-28 and are on a four-game unbeaten run and closed the gap on the Cubs in the AL Central Division to four matches. Yu Chang hit a three-run home run and brought in four runs to lead Cleveland to a 10-3 win over Baltimore at Progressive Field on Thursday.

 

Jose Ramirez, the third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, is one of the reasons they are in contention for a postseason position. This year, he boasts a .896 OPS with 16 home runs, 44 RBI, and six stolen bases. Right-hander Jean Carlos Mejia (1-1, 4.26 ERA) will appear for his fourth major league start. Mejia permitted 2 runs in four innings during his last start, a 4-3 win at home against Baltimore.

 

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 matches.

  • Cleveland Indians are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches against Pittsburgh.

  • Cleveland Indians are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches this season.

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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 6/18/2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates (23-44) are seeking to end a ten-game winless skid in which they only scored 22 runs. In a 3-1 road defeat to Washington on Wednesday, Pittsburgh finished 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position, leaving nine men on base. For the Pirates, outfielder Bryan Reynolds had two singles and brought in the lone run.

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates did a good job of gaining MLB experience for their players, such as third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. He boasts a .903 OPS with three home runs and seven RBI so far this year. In the series opener, the Pirates will start twenty-eight-year-old right-hander Chad Kuhl (0-4, 6.52 ERA). Kuhl gave up 12 runs (10 earned runs) in his last 13 frames or more for Pittsburgh.

 

  • Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-10 SU in their last 10 matches.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 matches at home against Cleveland.

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-5 SU in their previous 5 matches this season.

Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game is the Cleveland Indians. Outfielder Franmil Reyes of the Cleveland Indians might start a minor-league rehabilitation assignment as soon as next week due to his oblique. Cleveland is 24th in OPS and 21st in runs scored over 66 matches. Pittsburgh is 30th in OPS and 30th in runs scored this year. On Friday, take the OVER. The Cleveland Indians will win to a predicted score of 6-5.

 

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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Pnc Park, PA, USA

 

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

 

TV: ATPT

 

MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -145

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

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