TOM'S 42-15 NATIONAL LEAGUE GAME OF THE WEEK
- Tom Stryker
- Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
- 09/14/2021 06:35 PM
- Bet Type
Cincinnati Reds -153
- #901 CINCINNATI with Miley (-) over Pittsburgh with Peters at 6:35 PM EST
Off a pair of road losses to the Cardinals and with a day of rest, the Big Red Machine will travel to the Steel City and do a number on the Bucs. Pittsburgh has slipped in six of its last 10 games and, with a 52-91 overall record, the Pirates simply want this dismal season to end.
Southpaw Wade Miley will hit the mound for the Reds. In his last five starts, No. 22 has been in great form allowing just eight earned runs and 32 hits in 29.2 innings of work. Miley struck out 25 and walked six on his way to a 3-1 record and a respectable 2.43 ERA. Wade has been lights out when pitching at night too. With the moon shining, Miley has surrendered 32 earned runs and 94 hits in 109.0 frames. That shakes down to a sensational 10-2 mark with an elite 2.64 ERA.
Left-hander Dillon Peters will counter for the home team. So far this season, No. 38 has made five starts and been zapped for seven earned runs and 17 hits in 18.2 innings. Peters whiffed 15 and walked seven on his way to an 0-2 tally with a 3.38 ERA. Dillon hasn't been at his best inside PNC Park either. At home, Peters has been ripped for six earned runs and 14 hits in 13.2 frames. After the math, that equates to an 0-2 record and a 3.95 ERA.
A number of reliable trends support this diamond investment. Cincinnati has won 19 of its last 26 when facing a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage less than .400 and 18 of its last 22 in this division series. On the other side of the stadium, Pittsburgh has slipped in 76 of its last 109 after allowing five runs or more in its previous game, 75 of its last 107 when priced as an underdog, 46 of its last 65 coming off a loss, and 42 of its last 57 when battling a left-handed starter.
The Reds are in the hunt for the National League Wild Card and losing to a Pirates squad that is 39-games under the .500 mark isn't an option right now. Take Cincinnati with Miley. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.