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September 20th MLB Picks: Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, September 20th, 7:05 ET
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Reds vs. Pirates On TV: MLB Network
Cincinnati Reds (Mat Latos) +113
Pittsburgh Pirates (Francisco Liriano) -122
For as well as LHP Francisco Liriano has pitched all season long, we find it to be a bit comical that he is only a -122 favorite on the MLB odds in his biggest game of the season. The Pirates and the Reds are set to embark on their first of six games down the stretch of the year, and both of these teams know that everything is up for grabs. To start off Friday, Pittsburgh is one back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Central lead and one up on the Reds for the first Wild Card slot. Pittsburgh is also only six clear of the surging Washington Nationals, who could be set to make a run here in the last week and a half of the season. Liriano, as we mentioned, is pitching out of his skull once again. He threw five no hit innings to start the week against the Chicago Cubs before getting hit around just a bit as he completed six innings. That said, many think that RHP Mat Latos is the man that can stop the Bucs. We don’t see it. Remember that Latos allowed five runs in his last start on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he has given up a total of 14 runs in his last four starts. If he gives up three in this one, he’s probably getting the loss.
Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -122
Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates Score Prediction: Pirates 4 – Reds 2