Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-12-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Cincinnati Reds are gearing up to travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as they open a four-game interleague series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this Thursday night at PNC Park. 

 

Before coming into this game, Cincinnati previously took on the Milwaukee Brewers, claiming two games out of three.  The victories improved the Reds’ record to 7-24 this season and are ranked fifth in the National League Central Division.

 

Leading the team was third baseman Brandon Drury, who batted at an average of .267 and swung out six home runs.  Left fielder Tommy Pham led the team in hits, hammering a total of 25, and posted a team-high on-base percentage of .358, while first baseman Colin Moran drove in 20 runs for the Reds. 

 

As a team, Cincinnati allowed 114 runs over 203 hits on a .211 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .285.  Moreover, the team allowed 264 strikeouts, with a 6.46 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.63.

 

In this Thursday matchup, Connor Overton will have the start for the Reds.  The 28-year-old slugger threw for 10.2 innings and bears an ERA of 2.53.

 

  •   The total went OVER in 10 of the Cincinnati Reds’ 10 previous matches.
  •   Cincinnati is at 5-15 SU in 20 of their previous matches.
  •   The Reds are at 13-7 SU in their last 20 games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/12/2022

 

On the side of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team will be welcoming the Reds to their home stadium this Thursday after closing out a set against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

 

The team was able to grab a couple of wins that pulled their record up to 13-17 this season.  The Pirates also rank third in the National League Central Division.

 

Third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes took the reins for Pittsburgh, who delivered 32 hits on a batting average of .320 and an OBP of .410.  Left fielder Ben Gamel contributed 14 runs batted in, while first baseman Daniel Vogelbach wielded five home runs for the team. 

 

Overall, Pittsburgh garnered a total of 113 runs over 236 hits on a batting average of .238 and a .307 OBP.  Furthermore, the Pirates allowed 241 strikeouts on an ERA of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.37. 

 

For this upcoming event, J.T. Brubaker will head for the mound as the team’s starting pitcher.  The right-hander threw for 25.1 innings and boasts an ERA of 5.68.

 

  •   The total went OVER in five of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ seven previous games.
  •   Pittsburgh is at 3-6 in nine of their previous matches played at home.
  •   The total went OVER in six of the Pirates’ last 7 games versus the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick is the Pittsburgh Pirates at -132.  Pittsburgh is the better team between the two, batting at .211 this season to go along with 203 hits and 22 homers. 

 

Cincinnati, on the other hand, won just seven games this year and is batting at .238 with an earned run average of 4.81.  Look for Pittsburgh to take the first win at home.  Final Score Prediction, the Pittsburgh Pirates win by 5-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM EDT

 

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

 

TV: ATTP

 

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -132

 

MLB Total Odds: 8

 

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