Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Preview & Analysis 04/20/2023

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Preview & Analysis 04/20/2023

April 20, 2023


Game Preview

Back on March 30, in Cincinnati, these clubs faced off against one another to start the year. Pittsburgh managed to win on the first day, but the Reds went on to win the following two games. Luke Weaver and Roansy Contreras will be the starters for Thursday’s game.

The Reds did manage to win a game despite losing the series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kevin Newman finished the series 4-12 with a home run and two RBI. T.J. Friedl finished the series with a 3-9 record, a double, and four RBI. When Hunter Greene threw three scoreless innings in game one, Cincinnati won. The final six innings were completed by the bullpen, who allowed just one run on five hits.

Cincinnati has a total five home runs in the two games this season where they have defeated the Pirates. The ball flies in Cincinnati, where those games were played, but Pittsburgh will play host this time. The hitters are not as welcome at PNC Park. The Cincinnati Reds anticipate Pirate pitching well, but they will need to put some serious force into the ball to get it out. The Reds must keep up at the plate as the Pirates’ offense has been on a roll recently.
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The Pirates recently defeated the Colorado Rockies in a stunning sweep. With six hits, Mark Mathias led the Pirates, followed by Ke’Bryan Hayes, Carlos Santana, and Connor Joe, who each had five. In the series, Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs and three RBI. Jack Suwinski had five RBIs and personally hit three home homers. In the three games, the Pirates defeated the Rockies 33-9.

The ball has been dominated by the Pirates. In three games versus Colorado, they scored 33 runs, and as a result, they are now sixth in the league in home runs, tied for fifth in doubles, third in slugging, and in the top half of the league in batting average. Although they are off to an unexpected start, they do not appear to be slowing down. For the Reds, Luke Weaver is playing in his first game of the year. In 35 and a third innings last season, he allowed 52 hits.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game Information

  • Date: 04/20/2023
  • Time: 06:35 PM ET
  • Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • How to Watch: Reds vs Pirates MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Reds vs Pirates Betting Lines

Reds are +140 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $140. On the other side, Pirates are -155 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $65.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Reds at a 41.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pirates have 60.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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