Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Date and Time: Wednesday, September 22,2021 6:40 am Venue: Great American Ball Park Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates Bookmaker: 1xbet
The Cincinnati Reds host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of their three-game series on Friday from Great American Ball Park. The Reds, who spent much of the season in the hunt in the National League Central and then in the Wild Card race, now find themselves looking to just stay in the hunt for the playoffs.
While they do welcome the last-place Pirates to town, Pittsburgh actually has been playing stronger baseball lately, coming in 6-4 in their last ten games. In the season, the two teams have met 13 times this season, with the Reds taking ten of those games.
While the Pirates don’t have much to play for besides pride, they should be able to make it an interesting series. For the Reds, pressure is starting to build but heading home should help.
The Pirates play free and while they might not have enough to come away with the road win, they’ll definitely be able to stay close and ride Peters’ strong arm to cover the spread on Friday.