Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 26 (9/26): MLB
- Sep 26, 2022, 7:14:08 AM
|Time||6:35 p.m. EST|
|Reds money line||+119|
|Reds run line||+1.5 (-175)|
|Pirates money line||-142|
|Pirates run line||-1.5 (+150)|
|Over / under||8|
|Cincinnati Reds||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Road / home record||29-46||29-46|
|Last 10 record||3-7||1-9|
|Over / under record||73-76-4||70-74-9|
|Runs / game||4.13||3.59|
|Runs allowed / game||5.00||5.08|
The Cincinnati Reds will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates to play a 3-game series at the PNC Park. The Pirates lost their last series against the Cubs and the Reds lost 3 of 4 games vs Brewers.
The Reds get here with a 60-93 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.13 runs. They're batting for .238 AVG, 630 runs scored in 1211 hits and 150 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Arizona Dbacks. Kyle Farmer leads the team with 73 RBI, 13 home runs and batting for .255 AVG.
Defensively they are allowing 5.00 runs per game and rank #28 in the league. Hunter Greene leads the pitching staff with a 4.91 ERA, 146 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded with the Reds.
Probable Pitcher: Chase Anderson (2-3, 5.21 ERA)
Anderson will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Reds. Anderson allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against Boston. He is 9-4 with an ERA of 3.41 and 90 strikeouts in 20 appearances against the Pirates in his career.
The Pirates get to this game with a 56-97 record and have lost 9 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.59 runs per game. They're batting for .221 AVG, 549 runs scored in 1106 hits and 155 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in home runs with 26, 60 RBI and batting for an average of .266.
Defensively they are allowing 5.08 runs per game and ranking #26 in the league. JT Brubaker leads the pitching staff with a 4.58 ERA, 145 strikeouts and 3 wins with the Pirates.
Probable Pitcher: Roansy Contreras (5-5, 3.68 ERA)
Contreras will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Pirates. Contreras took the loss Wednesday, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks over 4.2 innings against the Yankees. He struck out 10. He has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 1.80 and 10 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Reds in his career.
Cincinnati are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games.
Cincinnati are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games.
Pittsburgh are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Reds are already eliminated and have been awful offensively averaging only 2.5 runs per game in the last 10 played. Chase Anderson will start for the Reds who has been decent in his last outings allowing only 2 runs across 10 innings pitched. The Pirates are also eliminated and have lost 9 of their last 10 games. Contreras struggled in his last start but dominated the Reds before that. Expect a low scoring game as both offenses have been struggling. Take the under.
PICK: Under 8 (-110)
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