Reds vs. Pirates MLB Prediction
National League Central rivals will meet again at PNC Park where the Pirates host the Reds at 6:35 p.m. ET. Will the Reds stumble again in Pittsburgh after losing on Tuesday night?
953 Cincinnati Reds (-160) at 954 Pittsburgh Pirates (+135); o/u 9
6:35 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 15, 2021
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Cincinnati Reds DFS SPIN
Jesse Winker (intercostal) went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in his rehab debut Tuesday night with Triple-A Louisville. Winker was removed for a pinch hitter before what would have been his third at-bat, but that might have been all part of the plan in his first live game since going down with an intercostal strain in mid-August. Assuming no setbacks, the outfielder should be ready to return to the Reds sometime this weekend. He was batting .307/.395/.560 with 24 home runs, 71 RBI, and 77 runs scored through 109 games before landing on the injured list.
Pittsburgh Pirates DFS Spin
Chris Stratton notched his fifth save despite giving up a run in the ninth Tuesday against the Reds. With David Bednar absent, the closing gig belongs to Stratton now. He surrendered a homer to Nick Castellanos tonight, but fortunately, he had a two-run lead to work with. He's given up nine homers in 71 1/3 innings for the year.
Reds vs. Pirates Betting Prediction
The Reds are now 8-21 in their last 29 games at PNC Park, are 1-6 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter and are 1-5 in their last six games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. On the other side, the Reds are 2-7 in their last nine games as a road favorite, are 2-6 in their last eight road games versus a right-handed starter and are 4-11 in their last 15 games versus a National League Central opponent.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +135