Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview And Props – October 2, 2021

Written By Staff on October 2, 2021 - Last Updated on November 7, 2021

Nicholas Castellanos, batting .308 this season, leads the Cincinnati Reds (82-78) into a matchup with one of the league’s other top hitters, Bryan Reynolds (.298 AVG this season) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (60-100). Castellanos and the Reds are -180 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup at PNC Park, beginning at 6:35 PM ET live on SportsNet PT. Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle and Pittsburgh’s Max Kranick have been named the starters for this contest.

Betting Odds

Reds vs Pirates Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Underdog Moneyline Runline Total
Reds -180 Pirates +155 CIN -1.5 8.5

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings and SportsData.io as of October 2, 2021, 3:00 AM ET.

Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher: Max Kranick

  • The Pirates will send Kranick (2-3) to the mound to make his ninth start of the season. He is 2-3 with a 6.23 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Sunday against the Phillies, when he threw five scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • Kranick has not registered a quality start so far this season.
  • The Pirates have had a quality start from their pitcher in 14 home games (in 79 home contests).
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Pirates Hitting Leaders

Bryan Reynolds

  • Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs (24) and runs batted in (89) this season while batting .298.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Reynolds ranks 10th in AVG (.298), fifth in OBP (.388), 16th in SLG (.515), and 16th in hits (165).
  • Colin Moran

  • Colin Moran is batting .265 with an OBP of .340 and a slugging percentage of .400 this season.
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