Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 4/6/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 4/6/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds (3-1) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Wade Miley (0-0) (0.00) vs Trevor Cahill (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -154 / Pittsburgh Pirates +135 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Reds will host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The Reds took the first game of the series 5-3 on Monday.

Cincinnati comes into this game having won 3 in a row after their win on Monday. Jose De Leon started the game and went 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs with 9 strikeouts. Mike Moustakas went yard for the first time this year while Nick Castellanos hit his third. The Reds were 3-10 with runners in scoring position in the game. The Reds bats have been hot to start the season. They have a .279 batting average (2nd), 8 home runs (1st) and .899 OPS (4th). Their pitching staff has 44 strikeouts to start the year, 3rd best in the majors. Nick Castellanos leads the majors with a .533 batting average and 3 home runs.

The Reds will start lefty Wade Miley against the Pirates. He finished 2020 with an 0-3 record, 5.65 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 12 strikeouts. Against the current Pirates roster he has allowed a .333 opponents batting average with no HR allowed in 21 at-bats.

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Pittsburgh heads into this game having lost 3 in a row after their loss to the Reds. Their bullpen struggled, going 4 innings allowing 4 runs and 2 home runs. From the dish they had just 5 hits, but all three of their runs came via home run. Evans, Moran, and Reynolds all hit solo shots. The Pirates were a combined 0-5 with runners in scoring position. As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .206 to start the season with 5 home runs. Their pitching staff's 45 strikeouts are best in the league to start the season.

The Pirates will start righty Trevor Cahill on Tuesday. He finished 2020 with a 1-2 record, 3.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 31 strikeouts. Against the current Reds roster he has allowed a batting average or .448, with 2 HR allowed in 24 at-bats.

The Reds are 6-4 in their last 10 games, while the under is 5-4-1.The Pirates are 5-5 in their last 10, while the under is 8-1-1.

The Reds are rolling and have a good matchup with Trevor Cahill taking the mound for the Pirates. Their current lineup has a .448 career batting average against him, with 2 home runs in 24 at-bats. Their .526 slugging percentage against right-handed pitching is best in the bigs this season. Wade Miley did not give up a run in his last three starts of 2020, and has done well against this Pirates lineup in his career. Give me the Reds to win.

 

 

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Joe’s Pick Cincinnati Reds -154

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