Friday's contest between the Cincinnati Reds (79-75) and Pittsburgh Pirates (72-81) squaring off at Great American Ball Park has a projected final score of 5-3 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Reds, so expect a tight matchup. The game will begin at 6:40 PM ET on September 22.

The Reds will give the ball to Andrew Abbott (8-5, 3.68 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 9 on the season, and the Pirates will turn to Andre Jackson (1-3, 5.40 ERA).

Pirates vs. Reds Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 22, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: BSOH
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Pirates vs. Reds Score Prediction

Our prediction for this matchup is Reds 5, Pirates 4.

Total Prediction for Pirates vs. Reds

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Pirates Performance Insights

  • In six games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Pirates have a record of 3-3.
  • In its last 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, Pittsburgh and its opponents are 5-5-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Pirates' previous 10 matchups have not had a runline set by sportsbooks.
  • The Pirates have won in 52, or 43%, of the 121 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has come away with a win 23 times in 48 chances when named as an underdog of at least +135 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 42.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Pittsburgh scores the 23rd-most runs in baseball (650 total, 4.2 per game).
  • The Pirates have pitched to a 4.58 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

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Pirates Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 16 Yankees L 6-3 Luis Ortiz vs Luke Weaver
September 17 Yankees W 3-2 Colin Selby vs Carlos Rodón
September 19 @ Cubs L 14-1 Bailey Falter vs Javier Assad
September 20 @ Cubs W 13-7 Mitch Keller vs Justin Steele
September 21 @ Cubs W 8-6 Johan Oviedo vs Kyle Hendricks
September 22 @ Reds - Andre Jackson vs Andrew Abbott
September 23 @ Reds - TBA vs Connor Phillips
September 24 @ Reds - TBA vs Brandon Williamson
September 26 @ Phillies - Mitch Keller vs Aaron Nola
September 27 @ Phillies - Johan Oviedo vs Ranger Suárez
September 28 @ Phillies - Luis Ortiz vs Taijuan Walker