Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 5-7-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 5/7/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 5/7/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will go against the Cincinnati Reds in an MLB Game 1 action in Great American Ball Park, OH, on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 12:35 PM ET. After the weather canceled Tuesday’s game, the Pirates split a doubleheader with the Tigers on the road Wednesday.


The Pirates were in third place in the National League Central on Friday night, seven matches behind the Brewers for the division lead.


Pittsburgh had five hits in the first game, with Ben Gamel (two RBI) the only player with two. After tossing 3.1 shutout innings with one hit, one walk, and 4 strikeouts, Dillon Peters will start for the Pirates.


In 3.2 innings of relief work, Bryse Wilson (0-1) gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits with one walk and 6 strikeouts.


In the win, Roberto Perez (his second) and Vogelbach (his fourth) each hit a home run. Jose Quintana, who pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts, was not considered in the decision.


With a spotless sixth inning, Zach Thompson (1-3) earned the victory, allowing only a hit and a walk while striking out one batter.


  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh’s previous 15 matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-6 SU in their previous 8 matches.
  • Pittsburgh is 6-14 SU in their previous 20 matches versus Cincinnati.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 Predictions 5/7/2022


After losing for the tenth time in a row on Thursday, Cincinnati was swept at Milwaukee. The Reds were just 3-22 entering Friday night, and they were already 14.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.


Cincinnati got two singles from Tyler Stephenson (2 runs, two RBI) and Albert Almora Jr. (run), who led 3-0 after half an inning but couldn’t even get through the first. In a losing effort, Stephenson blasted his third home run of the season.


Hunter Greene (1-4) took the defeat as the ultimate feast or famine pitcher. He went 2.2 innings, giving eight runs on 9 hits while walking one batter and striking out seven. He allowed five of the 9 hits he faced to leave the park.


In this game, Nick Lodolo is expected to return off the disabled list and make his fourth appearance of the season for the Reds. In 14.2 innings of work this season, he has a 5.52 ERA, 1.568 WHIP, five walks, and 19 strikeouts.


Lodolo’s previous start, against the Cardinals at home on April 24, was a victory. In a game that the Reds won 4-1, he pitched 5.2 innings, giving one run on five hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts.


  • The total went OVER in 8 of Cincinnati’s previous 9 matches.
  • The Reds are 0-9 SU in their last 9 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Cincinnati’s previous 18 matches versus Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the first month of the year, neither team had anything to shout about.


The Pirates are at least third in the National League Central, and their double-digit victory total may surprise some. In the meanwhile, the Reds are ruthless. They already lost 11 games this season, and owing to Friday’s rainout, they now lost nine in a row.


Lodolo was on the IL with a lower-back strain since his previous start. That means he’ll almost certainly be on a pitch count, which might be a concern for a Reds team playing a doubleheader and with a bullpen that ate up more innings (110) than the starters (100) this season, resulting in a 5.09 ERA and 1.464 WHIP.


Pittsburgh was not fantastic, but they were not as bad as the Reds. Pittsburgh has the upper hand here. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 5/7/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM (EDT)


Location: Great American Ball Park, OH


Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022




MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +125


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