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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds - 4/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Saturday April 6, 2019, 1:35 PM (EDT)
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +111 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 -- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB action at PNC Park.

The Cincinnati Reds could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Reds have scored zero runs in their last three games and three or less runs in each of their last six games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost 12 of their last 13 games when scoring less than five runs. Tucker Barnhart leads the Reds with five hits while Jose Peraza and Jose Iglesias have combined for 10 hits and two RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 6.23 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Roark is 3-1 with a 4.70 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Pirates have allowed five runs in their last three games and zero runs in three of their last five games. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-3 this season when not pitching a shutout. Offensively, Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with eight hits and two RBI while Melky Cabrera and Francisco Cervelli have combined for 11 hits. Trevor Williams gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Williams is 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 8-26 in their last 34 road games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The Pirates are 10-3 in their last 13 Saturday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Williams' last 7 starts. The Pirates are 4-0 in Williams' last 4 starts vs. Reds and the Reds are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings. The under is 20-6-1 in Williams' last 27 home starts. The under is 20-6 in Reds last 26 road games.

I was high on the Cincinnati Reds entering the season and even said they could be a surprise playoff time. Um, the Reds have gone 28 straight innings without a run scored. It's hard to make a case for a Reds team that has been shutout in four of their last six games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have had their way pitching wise so far this season and have played well at home as of late dating back to the end of last year. I have no choice but to side with the Pirates based on a pathetic Reds offense.

Pittsburgh Pirates -120

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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