The Reds and the Pirates make up one of the better matchups that you can possibly see during the regular season. Both teams are well above .500 and playing some very good baseball right now. Find MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Reds (34-21) won five games in a row just before the Rivalry Week series with the Cleveland Indians. During that series, the home team won every game as each team had two home games and two on the road. The Reds scored 12 runs combined during their two home victories but when they went on the road, the Indians held them to just three runs in the next two games. Back on the road in Pittsburgh, the Reds took the first game against the Pirates by scoring six runs and not letting the Pirates score a single run. Johnny Cueto went eight innings and only gave up one hit before leaving to let Sam LeCure finish it out.
The Pirates (34-21) also enter this series playing some good baseball. They posted a 16-5 record in their last 21 games but they are still in second place in their division, the National League Central. The Cardinals still lead by two games. Francisco Liriano will get the start for the Pirates in the second game of this series. Liriano is 3-1 in his four starts on the year and has an ERA of just 2.35.
The Reds are 28-27 against the spread this year while the Pirates are a remarkable 35-20.
With Liriano on the mound, the Pirates are very tough and I predict that he will get his fourth win on the season so to take Pittsburgh Click Here.