Reds vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 6, 2021

The Cincinnati Reds (3-1) match up against the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3) and Colin Moran, who has hit home runs in two consecutive games. The Reds are moneyline favorites () in this matchup with the Pirates (), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has Wade Miley starting things off, while Pittsburgh will counter with Trevor Cahill.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 2021, 3:00 AM 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:

Miley (CIN) Pitcher Cahill (PIT)
0 – 3 W/L 1 – 2
14.1 IP 25.0
5.65 ERA 3.24
1.670 WHIP 1.200
7.5 K/9 11.2
5.7 BB/9 5.0

Reds Probable Starter Wade Miley

  • Miley makes his first start of the season for the Reds.
  • The 34-year-old lefty came out of the bullpen and threw one scoreless inning in his last appearance on Saturday, Sept. 26 against the Twins.
  • Miley and his team went 1-1 in the two games he pitched when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Miley

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gregory Polanco 9 .444 4 0 0 .500 .944
Kevin Newman 4 .500 2 0 1 .600 1.350
Anthony Alford 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Adam Frazier 3 .667 2 0 2 .667 1.334
Erik González 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Wilmer Difo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Trevor Cahill

  • Cahill has been named the starter for the Pirates and will make his first start this season.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Sunday, Sept. 27 last season, when he pitched a scoreless third of an inning in a matchup with the Padres.
  • The right-hander did not pitch as the moneyline underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Cahill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mike Moustakas 7 .714 5 1 1 .778 1.921
Joey Votto 5 .200 1 0 0 .429 .629
Nick Castellanos 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tucker Barnhart 3 .667 2 1 4 .667 2.667
Eugenio Suárez 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Nick Senzel 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Jesse Winker 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Tyler Naquin 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Reds Betting Trends

  • Last season the Reds scored the fourth-fewest runs in baseball (243 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Reds won 23 of the 41 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (56.1%).
  • Cincinnati had a record of 10-8 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -165 or shorter (55.6%).
  • In the 60 games bookmakers set an over/under for Cincinnati, it combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-33-2).

Pirates Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Pirates won 19 out of the 58 games, or 32.8%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Last season, Pittsburgh won 12 of its 37 games, or 32.4%, when they were the underdog by at least +140 on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh’s games went over the total in 26 of their 59 chances last season.

Reds Players to Watch

  • Castellanos hit .225 a season ago with 11 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Castellanos ranked 18th in HR.
  • Eugenio Suarez had 15 home runs and 38 runs batted in a season ago.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Suarez’s 15 HR ranked 15th, and his 38 RBI ranked 22nd.

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

  • Moran finished with a .247 average last season, with 10 home runs and 23 RBI.
  • Moran’s hitting stats were not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Adam Frazier was a key run producer with a .230 average, seven homers and 23 RBI.
  • Frazier did not rank among the top hitters in the majors among qualified hitters in the majors.

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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