Cincinnati Reds VS Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Baseball 06:10 PM ET

Friday

08/15/2020

ATPT, FSOH, FS1

Spread: Cincinnati Reds -165

Over/Under: 8.5

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 8/15/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 8/15/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 8/15/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be filling out bases against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 6:10 PM ET. Pittsburgh will be playing in this game to get back from an 8-1 loss to the Reds last Friday. Meanwhile, Cincinnati will try to maintain their solid offenses to snatch another win over the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates, with a 4-14 standing and a .222 team percentage, are in 5th place in the NL Central Division and in 15th place in the National League. The Cincinnati Reds are in 8th place in the National League, with a 9-11 standing and a .450 team percentage and in 3rd place behind St. Louis in the NL Central Division.

Pittsburgh’s Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds scored the only RBI that the Pirates had against Cincinnati. Cole Tucker went 2-for-3 and Erik Gonzalez added a double. Kevin Newman contributed a base hit to round off Pittsburgh’s offense in the losing effort. Steven Brault will be climbing on the mound to start for the Pirates, and he posted 0-0 record with a 5.14 ERA and 6 strikeouts. Playing in his career against the Reds, Brault recorded 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA and 34 strikeouts.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 8/15/2020

Cincinnati’s 3rd Baseman Nick Castellanos and Left Fielder Jesse Winker each recorded a home run and 3 RBIs in leading the Reds. Tucker Barnhard contributed a double and two RBIs to seal off Cincinnati’s scoring in the winning effort. The Reds will be sending Trevor Bauer to the pitcher’s rubber to start Saturday’s match-up, and he is 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 32 Ks this year. Bauer will be playing against the Pirates with a 4.96 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 2-1 record.

The Pirates will be missing 5 key players in their roster, including 4 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Mitch Keller (oblique) and Joe Musgrove (triceps), Relief Pitchers Clay Holmes (forearm) and Kyle Crick (shoulder) will not pitch for Pittsburgh in this game. 3B Phillip Evans (jaw) will not be playing also. The Reds recorded 5 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitcher Wade Miley (undisclosed status), Relief Pitchers Robert Stephenson (back), Pedro Strop (groin), and Matt Bowman (elbow) will not be on the mound tonight. 2B Mike Moustakas (quadriceps) will not be guarding his base.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this game is Cincinnati -165. Pittsburgh is 2-11 SU in their last 13 contests, and 2-8 SU in their last 10 outings this season. The totals went OVER in 4 of the Pirates’ last 5 match-ups when playing on the road against the Reds. On the other hand, Cincinnati is 5-11 SU in their last 16 games at home, and the totals went OVER in 4 of the Reds’ last 5 outings when playing at home against the Pirates. Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in their last 6 match-ups against an opponent in the National League. The prediction, pick Cincinnati -165 at 5-0.

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MLB Starting Time: 6:10 PM ET

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

TV: ATPT, FSOH, FS1

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -165

MLB Totals: 8.5

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