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2021 MLB Handicapping
(75-69) Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (52-91)
Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Time: 6:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Wade Miley (CIN) vs. Dillon Peters (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds -155 | Pirates +145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game divisional series Tuesday night from PNC Park. The Reds own a 9-1 lead in the season series.
After holding a playoff spot for a bit, the Reds have now lost 10 of their last 14 games while falling behind the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card race.
The Reds have maintained one of the best offenses in baseball throughout the season with an average of 4.91 runs per game and a 0.760 OPS to rank third in the Majors.
Cincinnati pitching hasn’t held up as well with a 4.38 collective ERA to rank slightly below average, including a mark of 5.18 from a bullpen that has been a massive weak point for an otherwise good roster.
Jonathan India has been a tough out against the Pirates this season, accumulating 11 RBI’s along with a 1.078 OPS in 26 at-bats. The 24-year old rookie features a terrific .966 OPS on the month and is up to 20 home runs accompanied by 64 RBI’s
Cincinnati is missing a huge bat as outfielder Jesse Winker isn’t quite ready to return from a strained intercoastal muscle while Nick Senzel is still recovering from knee surgery in May.
Pittsburgh is playing well as of late, winning two consecutive series against the Tigers and Nationals. The bats have been productive, averaging 5 runs in their last 10 games.
OF Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates offensively in several major categories including average, HR’s, and RBI’s. The 26-year old slugger is having a career year, bashing 23 homers with 85 RBI’s while still managing a stellar .299 average and .897 OPS.
The Pirates rank last in the majors in scoring with only 3.67 runs per game on the season. The pitching staff has registered a 5.09 team ERA, landing them down at 28th overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Reds are 75-69 overall
- Reds are 37-36 on the road
- Pirates are 52-91 overall
- Pirates are 32-40 at home
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Pirates have been competitive recently, winning 4 out of their last 6 games overall. Despite having one of the worst records in the league the team has some young pieces that’ve continued to play hard for a roster spot.
Pirates’ starter Dillon Peters has been solid in his 4 starts, and the team is 2-2 in his outings with the losses falling short by just one run.
Furthermore, the Reds are inconsistent. They have only won 2 out of their last 8 road clashes and the offense has been quiet lately which is not good for a team that has depended on runs all season.
I’m taking the Pirates to win late courtesy of the Reds poor bullpen.
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