Free MLB Prediction: Pirates vs Reds
Major League Baseball betting sees the Pittsburgh Pirates taking on the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday September 8th at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Pittsburgh Pirates (81-55) at Cincinnati Reds (57-79)
Date: Tuesday September 8th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
MLB Betting Lines: Pittsburgh Pirates-120, Cincinnati Reds +100
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: Pittsburgh: Nelson Liriano (9-7, 3.40 ERA) Cincinnati: Raisel Iglesias (3-6, 3.81 ERA) strong>
The Pirates head into Cincinnati for the 2nd game of a 3-game NL Central series after losing to the Reds in yesterday’s Game 1.
Pittsburgh has lost 6 of their last 8 games and while a Wild Card spot is, pretty much, wrapped up time is running out for them to catch the Cardinals in the division 5.5 games back of St. Louis.
The Reds will not be making a post-season appearance this season, but they have won 2 straight and can be a spoiler for the Pirates and their quest for the NL Central crown.
Even though the Pirates lost Liriano’s last road outing they he is 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in his last 11 road starts.
While the Reds have had a disappointing season they have won 12 of their last 16 games facing the Pirates including 8 of their last 10 against them at home.
Nelson LIriano goes for the Pirates tonight and they had won 11 straight games with him on the hill before taking a loss in his last outing. In that start he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Reds have been a thorn in the side of LIriano, as in his career he is 0-5 with an ERA of 3.96 in 10 starts against them.
The Pirates are 0-6 in Liriano’s last 6 road starts vs. Reds.
The Reds have not won 3 straight games since the end of July.
It is easy to see why the Reds are out of the playoff picture, as they rank 25th in runs scored and 22nd in team ERA.
Raisel Iglesias is 0-2 in his last 4 starts even though he has a solid ERA of only 1.93 in that span.
In his only career start against the Pirates, which came this season on August 1st, he went 6 innings and gave up 2 runs in a 4-3 Reds win.
The Reds are 3-7 in Iglesias’ last 10 starts.
Pirates are 4-1 in Liriano’s last 5 starts as a road favorite and I look for that trend to continue tonight.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Pirates are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
* Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
* Pirates have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
* Reds are 9-23 in their last 32 overall.
* Reds are 3-13 in their last 16 home games.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Pirates ML
Neither team has been playing well as of late, but even with Liriano and his past struggled against Cincy Pittsburgh is the pick in this game.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Pirates 6 – Reds 3
The Reds will have their modest 2-game winning streak snapped and the Pirates will keep their slim chance at catching the Cardinals with a W tonight.