Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9-15-2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


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An NL Central Division battle takes place at the PNC Park on Wednesday evening between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  This is the second installment of a three-game set between the two teams. Cincinnati leads the series after winning the opener by 2 runs.  The Pirates lead the series after defeating the Reds by a single run.  Coming into this series, the Reds were behind the Padres and the Cardinals for the second wild-card spot by half a game.   


The Cincinnati Reds drop to third place in the NL Central at 75-70.  The Reds dropped from the second position due to the recent loss versus the Pirates and the two losses against the Cardinals.  The Reds’ last victory was the series opener against the Cardinals.  Cincinnati also dropped two out of three versus the Cubs and the Tigers.  Cincinnati will look to rebound from these losses and secure their wild-card spot.  To do that, Cincinnati needs to improve their 3 wins in the last 10 games.  Cincinnati has an on-base percentage of .327 which dropped to the top 7 and is batting at an average of .249 which is top 6 in MLB.  Their 706 total runs scored dropped to the top 8.  The team is slightly below average at the mound with a 4.37 ERA which is ranked 17th and a BAA of .243 which is 15th in the league.  For the game on Wednesday, Cincinnati will send Vladimir Gutierrez to the hill.  The right-hander is 9-6 with a 4.05 ERA.  Through 104.1 innings of work this season, Gutierrez has 98 hits, 47 earned runs, allowed 18 homers, 38 walks, and 82 strikeouts. 


  • The Cincinnati Reds are 13-2 SU in its last 15 games against Pittsburgh.
  • Cincinnati is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road against Pittsburgh.
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati’s last 12 games on the road.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 9/15/2021


The Pittsburgh Pirates worked early, scoring 3 in the first inning and another 3 in the fifth.  The Reds attempted to fight back but it wasn’t enough for them to secure a win and the Pirates beat the Reds 6-5.  Pittsburgh also beat the Nationals two out of three and did the same against the Tigers.  The Pirates have now won 5 of their last 7 games.  Pittsburgh’s offense struggled the entire season, ranking 25th in batting at .235 and last in MLB with 531 runs scored.  Pittsburgh posted a team ERA of 5.09 which is ranked 28th and allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .259 which is 27th in the league.  The Pirates are sending Mitch Keller to the mound for Wednesday’s match.  The right-handed pitcher is 4-11 with a 6.29 ERA.  Across 83.0 innings this season, Keller has 108 hits, 58 earned runs, allowed 10 homers, 39 walks, and 82 strikeouts.    


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home against Cincinnati.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Cincinnati Reds.  The play here is UNDER.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are last in MLB with total runs scored.  The UNDER has cashed in six times over the last eight meetings between these two when playing in Pittsburgh.  Vladimir Gutierrez is capable of keeping the Pirates line-up at bay especially on the road while Keller may give the Reds’ batters a difficult time at the plate too.  Taking the game on the road is the Cincinnati Reds.  Final Score Prediction and Play is UNDER 5-2.  


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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh


Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021


TV: SportsNet PIT


MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -135


MLB Totals: 9.0


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