Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds 7/20 Predictions and Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds 7/20 Predictions and Previews

PIttsburgh Pirates (48-49) vs Cincinnati Reds (43-53)

Date : 07/20/2018
Time : 7:10PM
Location : Great American Ballpark

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

PIttsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates roll into town to visit the Cincinnati Reds for a three-game series starting on Friday night at Great American Ballpark. The last time these two teams met back in May, the Pirates took the series two games to one in Cincinnati.

On the mound, we’ll see Reds starter, Tyler Mahle (7-7, 4.02 ERA) kick off the series in game one against Jamison Taillon (6-7, 3.91 ERA). Game two will feature Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (4-2, 5.32 ERA) against Nick Kingham (4-4, 4.26 ERA). The final game of the series has Matt Harvey (5-5, 4.63 ERA) against Pirates starter Ivan Nova (5-6, 4.38 ERA).

PIttsburgh Pirates's Latest Performance :

The fourth-place Pittsburgh Pirates have a four-game lead on their NL Central foes and are coming off of a six-game winning streak heading into the break. That’s significant considering they are only a game and a half behind the St. Louis Cardinals. If they can keep up that level of play moving into the second half of the season, everyone in that division had better duck.

Cincinnati Reds's Latest Performance :

The Cincinnati Reds are the bottom of the barrel in the AL Central and currently on a one-loss streak entering the break. They are also ten games back from a wild-card spot in the playoffs. The chances of them getting there are slim to none unless they turn around the second half of the season and play like the Boston Red Sox. Good luck!

How PIttsburgh Pirates & Cincinnati Reds Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Reds are 57-39 ATS overall

Reds are 27-20 ATS at home and 30-19 ATS away

Pirates are 46-51 ATS overall

Pirates are 23-30 ATS at home and 23-21 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The two teams match-up well. They are bringing up the rear in the NL Central and are fighting to move up in the division and make someone else be last. The way the Pirates have been playing, winning their last eight of nine that included a clean 5-0 sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Reds might have their hands full after All-Star weekend.

Betting trends for PIttsburgh Pirates:

  • Pirates are 23-21 as away team

  • Pirates are 22-17 in division games

  • Pirates are 22-25 after a win

Betting trends for Cincinnati Reds:

  • Reds are 27-20 as home team

  • Reds are 25-20 in division games

  • Reds are 29-23 after a loss


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