Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-13-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Cincinnati Reds will play Game 2 of four match installments with the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Friday evening. Cincinnati blanked the Pirates in Game 1 to a score of 4-0 on a 2-game winning run with a win over the Brewers, yesterday.


SP Connor Overton made his first major league win and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter allowing three hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings with one strikeout. Overton got nine outs on ground balls. 


Cincinnati is 5-9 at home and 8-24 overall. The Reds are 5-16 in games when they have allowed at least one home run. Right-hander Tyler Mahle (1-4 6.46 ERA) will take the mound for the Reds in this matchup.


Mahle allowed two runs in five innings during a 7-3 home victory versus Pittsburgh in his recent game. The Reds split their last 10 matches with a .254 batting average, 6.93 ERA, and outscored by three runs.


  • The Cincinnati Reds are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series.
  • The total went over at 13-2-1 in the Reds’ last 16 overall.
  • The Reds are 16-35 in their last 51 in Game 2 of a series
  • The Cincinnati Reds are 16-35 in their last 51 road games.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/13/2022


Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates will try to bounce back after their Game 1 loss to the Reds last night. Pittsburgh is two games below .500 at home and are 6.5 games off the pace in the NL Central Division race.


Yesterday’s home loss saw the Pirates with just four hits and grounded into two double plays. SP J.T. Brubaker (0-3) gave up two runs in five innings and took the loss for the Pirates (13-18). Pittsburgh will send SP Mitch Keller with a 0-4, 6.11 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and 24 Ks.


The Pirates have a 7-9 record in home games and a 13-18 record overall. Pittsburgh has an 11-4 record in games when they out-hit their opponents. The team showed their mettle against the Dodgers this week, winning two of three games to take the series.


On Thursday, Pittsburgh couldn’t find much offense with just four team hits. JT Brubaker lasted 5.0 frames with two earned on four hits and two walks. The Pirates are 4-6 in their last 10 outings with a .244 batting average, 4.14 ERA, and outscored by 15 runs.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-12 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • The Total went over 4-0 in the Pirates’ last 4 during game 2 of a series.
  • The Pirates are 24-58 in their last 82 versus the NL Central. 

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick is the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati 1B Joey Votto (COVID-19) will need a rehab assignment and will not suit up in this match.


Over 32 games, Cincinnati ranks 24th in OPS and 15th in runs scored. For the season, Pittsburgh ranks 21st in OPS and 24th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Reds win 6-5.


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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM EDT


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA


Date: Friday, May 13, 2022




MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -115


MLB Total Odds: 8.5


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