Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-14-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Cincinnati Reds (9-24) will slug it out against the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-19) in Game 3 of the NL Central Division four-game series installment at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 6:35 PM ET.


Cincinnati will try to continue their success after winning the first two installments of a series versus Pittsburgh. The Reds beat the Pirates 4-0 on Thursday and 8-2 on Friday.


Cincinnati remained in 5th place at 9-24 in the National League Central Division with a .273 team percentage and 12 contests behind first place after gaining 140 runs but lost 202 for a -62 run difference on the year.


Catcher Tyler Stephenson scored two runs on three hits with two RBIs in leading the victory in game 1 while 3B Mike Moustakas led the Reds with 2 runs scored on 2 hits and added 2 RBIs in winning game 2.


Cincinnati recorded a team batting average of .218, a .293 team OBP, and slugging .351 over the course of the season. They managed to collect 128 RBIs, 132 runs, and 226 base knocks while driving the ball out of the park on 26 occasions.


The Reds have been rung up 300 times but granted 96 walks while averaging 4.1 runs per match ranked 14th in baseball.


Right-hander Luis Castillo will be starting for Cincinnati against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Castillo marked a 0-0 record while his ERA sits at 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.29 with 5 strikeouts. He conceded 3 hits, one homer, and 3 BBs over 4.2 innings pitched this season.


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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/14/2022


The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to get back after losing the first two outings of a series versus the Reds. The Pirates suffered three losses in their last five matches this season.


Pittsburgh fell to 3rd place at 13-19 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .406 and 7.5 outings behind first place after collecting 115 runs while wasting 174 for a run difference of -59 this season.


LF Ben Gamel knocked two runs on two hits and added one run batted in their recent loss while Pitcher Mitch Keller finished 4.2 innings while surrendering 5 hits, 5 earned runs, and 2 walks but rung up 2 hitters for the Pirates in defeat.


Pittsburgh accumulated 113 runs, 240 hits, 104 runs batted in, 25 long balls, and 43 doubles while tallying 3.65 runs per contest ranked 23rd in the majors.


The Pirates hold a team OBP of .306, a team slugging percentage of .365, and an average of .235 at the plate. They have granted 103 free bases while being struck out 270 times over the course of the campaign.


Pittsburgh will give a nod to RP Zach Thompson to start the 3rd match of a series versus Cincinnati on Saturday night. The right-handed thrower earned a 1-3 record with 7.08 ERA, 19 strikeouts, and 1.77 WHIP while relinquishing 26 hits, 4 home runs, and 10 BBs in his 20.1 innings pitched on the season.            


Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cincinnati -120. The Reds played bad baseball early this season but started to gain momentum after winning five of their last six including the first two outings versus the Pirates.


Pittsburgh yielded 20 of their last 27 head-to-head battles against Cincinnati. Prediction: The Cincinnati Reds will win at 7-4.


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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA


Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022


TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh  


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Reds -120      


MLB Totals: 7.5


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