Reds vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2) visit the Cincinnati Reds (2-1) in NL Central action on Monday at 6:40 PM ET. The Pirates are underdogs () against the favored Reds (). Cincinnati’s Jose De Leon and Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Reds vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

De León (CIN) Pitcher Brubaker (PIT)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 3
6.0 IP 47.1
18.00 ERA 4.94
2.500 WHIP 1.370
15.0 K/9 9.1
13.5 BB/9 3.2

Reds Probable Starter José De León

  • De Leon starts for the first time this season for the Reds.
  • The 28-year-old righty pitched in relief and threw zero scoreless innings in his last appearance on Monday, Sept. 14 against the Pirates.
  • De León and his team put together a 1-1 record in games he pitched when they were favored on the moneyline a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs De León

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Anthony Alford 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter JT Brubaker

  • The Pirates will send out Brubaker for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Sunday, Sept. 27 last season, when he pitched five innings in a matchup with the Indians.
  • Brubaker and his team had a 4-7 record when he pitched as an underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Brubaker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Castellanos 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Joey Votto 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nick Senzel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jesse Winker 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler Naquin 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Mike Moustakas 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Reds Betting Trends

  • Last season the Reds had the No. 27 offense in MLB play scoring 4.1 runs per game (243 total runs).
  • The Reds were favored on the moneyline 41 total times last season. They went 23-18 in those games.
  • Cincinnati had a 13-12 record last year (winning 52% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -143 or shorter.
  • Cincinnati combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 25 times last season for a 25-33-2 record against the over/under.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates were underdogs 58 times last season and won 19, or 32.8%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh was 17-32 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +123 or more on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents went over the total last season in 26 of their 59 opportunities.

Reds Players to Watch

  • Nicholas Castellanos hit .225 last season with 11 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Castellanos ranked 18th in HR.
  • Eugenio Suarez hit 15 home runs with 38 RBI last year.
  • Suarez ranked 15th in HR (15), and 22nd in RBI (38) among the qualifying hitters in MLB.

Reds Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 218 .225 37 14 34 .295 .781
Eugenio Suárez 198 .202 29 15 38 .309 .779
Joey Votto 186 .226 32 11 22 .351 .797
Jesse Winker 149 .255 27 12 23 .388 .932
Mike Moustakas 139 .230 13 8 27 .327 .795
Tucker Barnhart 98 .204 10 5 13 .291 .679
Nick Senzel 70 .186 8 2 8 .247 .604
Kyle Farmer 64 .266 4 0 4 .329 .642
Aristides Aquino 47 .170 7 2 8 .304 .623
Tyler Stephenson 17 .294 4 2 6 .400 1.047

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Colin Moran finished with a .247 average last season, with 10 home runs and 23 RBI.
  • Moran’s hits and RBI fell outside the MLB leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Adam Frazier finished with 23 RBI while batting .230 and hitting seven homers.
  • Among qualified hitters, Frazier did not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs in the league.

Pirates Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 209 .230 22 7 23 .297 .661
Bryan Reynolds 185 .189 24 7 19 .275 .632
Erik González 181 .227 14 3 20 .255 .614
Colin Moran 178 .247 28 10 23 .325 .797
Grégory Polanco 157 .153 12 7 22 .214 .539
Kevin Newman 156 .224 12 1 10 .281 .557
Jacob Stallings 125 .248 13 3 18 .326 .702
Michael Perez 84 .167 7 1 13 .237 .475
Phillip Evans 39 .359 6 1 9 .444 .931
Anthony Alford 28 .214 5 2 7 .241 .741

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