Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8-19-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Cincinnati Reds will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in an NL Central division matchup from PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday night, August 19, 2022, at 7:05 PM EDT.

 

The Reds areheading into this game to try to build on a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies to avoid the sweep in their last game.

 

Cincinnati is currently on a 46-70 overall record having dropped 34 of their 54 road games and is 19.5 games off the pace in the NL Central Division race.

 

Leading the Reds with 54 RBIs along with 2 doubles is Kyle Farmer while Tyler Stephenson leads with 53 hits and 35 RBIs as well so far this season.

 

Jonathan India is also chipping in a batting average of .244 for Cincinnati. For Friday’s game, rookie right-hander Graham Ashcraft will take the mound to make his 16th career major league start for the Reds.

 

Ashcraft is 5-3 with an ERA of 3.96 ERA. He has limited opponents to 9 homers and carries a reputable 1.32 WHIP.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati’s last 16 games.
  • The Reds are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games down the road.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/19/2022

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming into this matchup to build on an 8-2 victory to break a 6-game losing streak. OF Bryan Reynolds crushed 2 long balls and drove in 4 runs in last night’s game to power the team towards an 8-2 home victory versus Boston.

 

The Pirates are currently 46-72 on the year, sitting in last place in the NL Central Division.

 

Leading Pittsburgh is Ke’Bryan Hayes with 98 hits and 18 doubles along with a batting average of .251 as well as 35 RBIs followed by Ben Gamel who has 36 RBIs while Michael Chavis shares the lead with 38 RBIs this season.

 

For this game, the Pirates will counter with Bryse Wilson on the mound. The right-hander is 2-7 with an ERA of 5.93 in the series opener. Wilson gave up 4 runs in 5 plus innings during a 5-3 road loss against San Francisco in his last start.

 

  • The Pirates are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games against Cincinnati.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games at home.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates. Neither of these two teams is known for their offense, but pitchers from both teams have given up plenty of runs this year.

 

Bryce Wilson has pitched half decent in his recent starts while Graham Ashcraft has had some ups and downs, but is expected to be able to hold Pittsburgh’s lineup in check. Prediction: The Reds win 5-3.

 

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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM (EDT)

 

Location:  PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 

 

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022 

 

TV:  SNPT

 

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -125

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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