Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/16/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/16/2021 – Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates will conclude their three-game series from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Reds will try to avoid a sweep in this game after dropping their last two against the Pirates. Cincinnati is stuck at the third spot and is one game behind the Cardinals in the NL Central Division play. The Pittsburgh Pirates have played spoiler well while they remain at the bottom of the list. The Pirates are looking forward to building on their winning streak, but the baseball odds favor the Reds to bounce back.
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/16/2021
The Reds are now holding a 75-71 record on the season, and they need to get past the Cardinals soon. Cincinnati struggled to score more than four runs last night after giving up five to the Pirates. Overall, they have smashed 706 runs this season with 197 home runs. Cincinnati has a battling clip of .249 with 1209 hits in total. Tyler Mahle will be sent to the mound here as their starter in this game. Mahle is holding an 11-5 record on the season with an ERA of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.21 in a span of close to 160 innings.
Players to watch: Nick Castellanos RF (GP 122, AB 472, R 84, H 148, 2B 35, 3B 1, HR 29, RBI 82, TB 272, BB 35, SO 109, SB 2, AVG 0.314, OBP 0.368, SLG 0.576, OPS 0.944, WAR 3.2), Jonathan India 3B (GP 134, AB 471, R 85, H 128, 2B 27, 3B 2, HR 20, RBI 65, TB 219, BB 63, SO 130, SB 9, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.378, SLG 0.465, OPS 0.843, WAR 3.5).
The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped 91 games and won 54 in total. The Pirates hold one of the worst records in the majors. However, they enter this game riding a two-game winning streak. The Pirates have smashed a total of 531 runs with 113 home runs. Pittsburgh is struggling with their offensive end as they are hitting a batting clip of .235 with 1115 total hits. Steven Brault will get the ball in this game as their starting pitcher. Brault is holding a 0-3 record on the season with an ERA of 5.86 in a span of 27 plus innings.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 141, AB 504, R 82, H 150, 2B 31, 3B 4, HR 23, RBI 85, TB 258, BB 64, SO 107, SB 5, AVG 0.298, OBP 0.383, SLG 0.512, OPS 0.895, WAR 5.1), Kevin Newman SS (GP 132, AB 462, R 45, H 105, 2B 20, 3B 3, HR 5, RBI 33, TB 146, BB 23, SO 36, SB 3, AVG 0.227, OBP 0.264, SLG 0.316, OPS 0.58, WAR 0.4).
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games.
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The Pirates will not stand a chance with Brault on the mound as their starting pitcher. Cincinnati will take advantage of the Pirates and win this game with the online sportsbook odds in their favor.
Score Prediction: Reds 8, Pirates 4.