Wednesday, February 1

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates odds, picks and predictions

The Cincinnati Reds (60-95) finish a 3-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates (58-97) Wednesday at PNC Park. First pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Reds vs. Piratesodds with MLB picks and predictions.

Season series: Pirates lead 11-7

The Reds have dropped the first 2 in this series by the scores of 8-3 and 4-1. Young stud RHP Hunter Greene gave up an unearned run on 4 hits and 3 walks with 10 K’s over 6 IP, and the bullpen gave it away Tuesday.

The Bucs have won 3 of 4 games as they try to battle out of the NL Central cellar. They have had Cincinnati’s number this year, winning the last 6 matchups. SS Oneil Cruz is hitting .283 with 7 homers and 21 RBIs over the last 30 days. He and 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes look to be a solid tandem to build around, and they look to finish the season strong.

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Reds at Pirates projected starters

RHP Luis Cessa vs. RHP Bryse Wilson

Cessa (4-4, 4.78 ERA) makes his 9th start and 45th appearance. He has a 1.35 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9 and 6.8 K/9 in 69 2/3 IP.

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