Reds Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on September 15, 2021

The Cincinnati Reds (75-70) take the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-91) on Wednesday at PNC Park, starting at 6:35 PM ET. Vladimir Gutierrez starts for Cincinnati (-130 to win) while Pittsburgh (+110) will counter with Mitch Keller.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Reds vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gutierrez (CIN) Pitcher Keller (PIT)
9 – 6 W/L 4 – 11
104.1 IP 83.0
4.05 ERA 6.29
1.300 WHIP 1.760
7.1 K/9 8.9
3.3 BB/9 4.1

Reds Probable Starter Vladimir Gutierrez

  • Gutierrez (9-6) is aiming for his 10th win when he takes the mound first for the Reds in his 20th start of the season. He has a 4.05 ERA in 104 1/3 innings pitched, with 82 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Wednesday against the Cubs, when he tossed five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing two hits.
  • He will take the mound against a Pirates offense that ranks 26th in the league with 1115 total hits (on a .235 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .363 (30th in the league) with 113 total home runs (30th in MLB action).
  • The Reds have a 3-6 record in Gutierrez’s nine starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 6:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Gutierrez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 2.000
Hoy Jun Park 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Ke’Bryan Hayes 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Michael Perez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Colin Moran 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Anthony Alford 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 3.000

Pirates Probable Starter Mitch Keller

  • The Pirates will hand the ball to Keller (4-11) for his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed 10 hits in five innings pitched against the Tigers on Wednesday.
  • The Reds have scored 706 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB. They are batting .248 for the campaign with 197 home runs, seventh in the league.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 6-11.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 6:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Castellanos 14 .357 5 2 4 .438 1.295
Eugenio Suárez 8 .125 1 1 1 .300 .800
Tucker Barnhart 6 .333 2 0 2 .429 1.096
Kyle Farmer 5 .400 2 0 0 .500 .900
Mike Moustakas 5 .200 1 0 1 .429 .629
Tyler Naquin 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .750
Joey Votto 4 .500 2 1 2 .400 1.650
Aristides Aquino 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Shogo Akiyama 2 .500 1 0 0 .750 1.250
Delino DeShields Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds score an average of 4.3 runs per road game compared to 5.5 per contest at home.
  • The Reds score the eighth-most runs in baseball (706 total, 4.9 per game).
  • The Reds have put together a 50-40 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 55.6% of those games).
  • Cincinnati is 36-24 (winning 60% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -130 or shorter.
  • Cincinnati has played in 145 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 74 times (74-65-6).
  • Cincinnati was favored on the moneyline for each of its last 10 games, and finished 3-7 in those matchups.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 531 total runs (3.7 per game) this season.
  • They’ve scored 4 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.3 per contest on the road.
  • The Pirates have been underdogs in 131 games this season and won 46 (35.1%) of those contests.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has won 37 of its 111 games, or 33.3%, when they’re the underdog by at least +110 on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 69 of their 144 chances.
  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Pittsburgh has a record of 3-4.

Reds Players to Watch

  • Nicholas Castellanos is batting .314 with 35 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 31 walks.
  • Castellanos ranks 18th in hits (148), 22nd in HR (29), fourth in AVG (.314), 21st in OBP (.363), and fifth in SLG (.576) among the qualifying batters in MLB.
  • Jonathan India has 27 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 62 walks while batting .272.
  • India ranks eighth in OBP among qualified batters in baseball.

Reds Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 472 .314 84 29 82 .363 .939
Jonathan India 471 .272 85 20 65 .377 .842
Eugenio Suárez 453 .179 63 26 70 .268 .657
Kyle Farmer 430 .256 51 13 54 .309 .707
Tyler Naquin 411 .270 52 19 70 .331 .808
Joey Votto 405 .264 63 30 87 .359 .902
Tyler Stephenson 311 .280 52 9 40 .363 .784
Tucker Barnhart 306 .261 40 7 45 .330 .729
Asdrúbal Cabrera 283 .244 34 7 40 .322 .714
Mike Moustakas 166 .217 21 6 21 .296 .694

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs with 23, runs batted in with 85 and his batting average of .298 is also best on his team.
  • Reynolds’ 150 hits rank 15th, his .298 AVG ranks 14th, his .377 OBP ranks eighth, his .512 SLG ranks 19th, and his 85 RBI rank 24th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Colin Moran has 73 hits and an OBP of .345 to go with a slugging percentage of .418 this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 504 .298 82 23 85 .377 .889
Kevin Newman 462 .227 45 5 33 .261 .577
Jacob Stallings 353 .241 35 8 52 .328 .696
Ke’Bryan Hayes 314 .258 42 5 32 .325 .698
Ben Gamel 285 .256 37 7 23 .344 .751
Colin Moran 261 .280 22 8 43 .345 .763
Wilmer Difo 201 .274 22 3 20 .338 .711
Michael Perez 174 .144 16 7 18 .212 .528
Anthony Alford 90 .200 9 5 9 .258 .658
Hoy Jun Park 86 .174 9 2 6 .268 .559

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