Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (14-33) at Cincinnati Reds (24-26)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

JT Brubaker (1-1) (5.34) vs. Luis Castillo (2-5) (3.61)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds -250 / Pittsburgh Pirates +224 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds meet Wednesday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Pirates have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Pirates have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 39 hits and 18 RBI while Adam Frazier and Erik Gonzalez have combined for 75 hits and 36 RBI. JT Brubaker gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.34 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Brubaker’s first career game against the Reds.

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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Reds have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Reds have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 41 hits and 29 RBI while Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto have combined for 68 hits and 46 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Castillo is 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 17-39 in their last 56 games as an underdog and 18-43 in their last 61 road games. The Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 road games. The over is 9-3 in Reds last 12 home games. The Pirates are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.

JT Brubaker has allowed eight earned runs and 14 hits in his last 10.1 innings while Luis Castillo has allowed three runs and nine hits in his last 15 innings. The Cincinnati Reds have a considerable pitching edge in this matchup and are playing head and shoulders the better baseball overall. The Pittsburgh Pirates are unabackable in their current form with seven straight losses and an offense that cant produce. Give me the Reds and the RL for max betting value.

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