Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs. Reds Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(1-3) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds (3-1)
Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Luis Castillo
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +180 | Reds -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 , Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bounce back off of a series of losses this Wednesday as they take on the Cincinnati Reds who look to be a pretty decent team here in 2021, so they will not make life easy for the Pirates.
The Pirates are now last in the NL Central which is unfortunately where they are likely to end up at the end of this year, as I just do not think they have made enough moves to warrant them moving up in the standings when you compare this roster to last year’s.
Third basemen Colin Moran has been the main guy batting in the runs for this team, as he has started off hot hitting .357 and has already hit two home runs. They have only scored 12 runs in their first 4 games though, so that is not a great sign going forward, as it is not like Cincy has some stellar pitching lineup who is destroying batting lineups.
Chad Kuhl will be starting for the Pirates here and he may be acting as more of a place starter, as he only made it through 3 innings during his first start of the year which was a surprise, as it was not like he was getting hit around the park by the Cubs.
Nick Castellanos has been crushing it early on for the Reds hitting .533 to go along with 3 home runs and 6 RBI, but this will be his first game returning off the back of a two game suspension for instigating a fight between the St Louis Cardinals and his Reds.
He, along with the rest of this team. will get an A+ matchup here against what is likely to be a whole lot of Pirates bullpen, so they should be able to improve upon their numbers here against this struggling Pirates team.
Luis Castillo will be starting in this spot for the Reds and he is a guy with really good stuff with a fastball that he can sometimes pinpoint to the spots he wants making him really tough to hit when he is on. He was, however, not ”on” during his opening day start against the Cardinals, as he now comes into this game with an ERA of 21.60 after that start.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 18-43 in their last 61 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Pirates are 6-20 in their last 26 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
- Pirates are 1-9 in their last 10 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Reds are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Reds are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Reds are 10-3 in their last 13 games as a home favorite.
- Pirates are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
This represents a great bounce back spot for Castillo, as I expect him to go very deep in this game against a really poor Pirates batting unit. I also expect the Reds to be getting to Kuhl early and often and I think if they do that they will blow this game wide-open when they get into the Pirates bullpen.
The moneyline price is not great at -200, but if the Reds win I think it will be by a large margin, so I am quite okay going with the runline and laying the run and a half in order to reduce the juice on this wager.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cincinnati Reds Runline
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