Reds +102: I give them a slight Starting pitching and bullpen edge. But the Pirates offense is terrible. Over their last 20, PIT is 29th in runs and OPS and they've been ICE COLD lately, scoring just 10 runs over their last 7 games with a .178 AVG and just 9 extra-base hits. Yikes.
The Reds are playing slightly better than they have and they carry a small edge going into tonight's game but not much. It feels like the Pirates have begun to shut it down at this stage maybe that's just me but I've got the Reds here.
Covers community free betting prediction for Cincinnati Reds (69% consensus). The Cincinnati Reds still have faint hopes of climbing back into the postseason chase, but they are just as close to the bottom of the National League Central as they are within striking distance of the second wild card. The schedule does not favor the Reds, who kick off an 11-game road trip with the first of three at the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night... http://bit.ly/2J4p18P