Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates: Best Odds and Preview for September 15, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 14, 2021, 9:48 pm

The Cincinnati Reds (75-70) will aim to stop a three-game road losing streak when they play the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-91) on Wednesday at 6:35 PM ET. The Reds are favored (-151) to halt the streak when they take on the underdog Pirates (+130).

Vladimir Gutierrez starts for Cincinnati while Pittsburgh will counter with Mitch Keller.

Best Odds for Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates

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Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Reds Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Reds have been favorites in 89 games this season and have come away with the win 50 times (56.2%) in those contests.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the total in 73 of their 145 opportunities.
  • The Reds have scored the eighth-most runs in the league this season with 701.
  • In 10 games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Cincinnati has a record of 3-7.
  • In their previous 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the Reds and their foes are 4-6 when it comes to hitting the over.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Reds are sending Gutierrez (9-6) to the mound for his 20th start of the season as he tries for his 10th victory. He is 9-6 with a 4.05 ERA and 82 strikeouts over 104 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Wednesday against the Cubs, when he tossed five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • In Gutierrez’s 19 starts, his team is 10-9.
  • Gutierrez has had 19 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined hit the over in eight of those games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nicholas Castellanos 122 .314 .363 .576 29 82 148
Joey Votto 115 .264 .359 .543 30 87 107
Max Schrock 34 .329 .372 .507 2 8 24
Jonathan India 134 .272 .377 .465 20 65 128
Tyler Naquin 126 .270 .331 .477 19 70 111
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Pirates Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have put together a 46-87 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 34.6% of those games).
  • Pittsburgh has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 144 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 69 of those games (69-69-6).
  • The Pirates have the No. 30 offense in baseball scoring 3.7 runs per game (525 total runs).
  • Pittsburgh has a 3-4 record across the seven games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), the Pirates and their opponents combined to go over the run total six times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Keller (4-11) gets the starting nod for the Pirates in his 20th start of the season. He has a 6.29 ERA in 83 innings pitched, with 82 strikeouts.
  • The righty’s last appearance came on Wednesday against the Tigers, when he went five innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing 10 hits.
  • Keller’s team has put together a 7-12 record over his 19 starts.
  • Keller’s starts hit the over on the run total 10 times in 19 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 24 .292 .382 .708 7 17 19
Bryan Reynolds 141 .298 .377 .512 23 85 150
Colin Moran 82 .280 .345 .418 8 43 73
Ben Gamel 96 .256 .344 .407 7 23 73
Wilmer Difo 100 .274 .338 .373 3 20 55

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