Pirates vs Reds Prediction - MLB Picks 9/23/23
Cincinnati Reds (79-75) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (72-81)
Game Info: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Connor Phillips (1-0) (5.74) vs () ()
Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds / Pittsburgh Pirates --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at The Great American Ballpark. On Friday it was the Pirates that were able to secure the 7-5 victory.
Can Pirates Bats Start Hot?
The Pirates bats have been strong in each of hte last three games, and it’s going to be no different in this game. On Wednesday the Pirates scored 13 runs and on Thursday they scored eight runs. The Pirates are averaging 4.25 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.88 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd overall but they have been raising their average the last couple of games.
How Will Connor Phillips Perform
On the mound for the Reds will be Connor Phillips and he sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 5.74. In his last start against the Twins he went seven innings giving up three hits and two runs. In 15.2 innings so far this season he has gone 10 innings. The Reds are averaging 4.68 runs while their pitching 4.98 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the pitching is ranked 23rd.
Shane’s Free pick
The Pirates bats are good heading into this game and they are going to have no issue again here. Connor Phillips has been inconsistent and he’s going to really struggle again in this game. Look for the Pirates to score seven or eight runs and that is going to be the difference as PIttsburgh gets the job done. Back the Pirates on the money line to cash here.