Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 9-13-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 9/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 9/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will meet the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of a doubleheader showdown at Great American Ball Park, OH on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 6:40 PM ET.


This contest marks the beginning of a ten-game road journey for Pittsburgh. Recently, the offense showed some strength, scoring 16 runs in three games against an excellent Cardinals pitching staff but dropping two of the three games in that series.


In their last ten games, the Pirates are 2-8. The Pirates rank 28th overall with an average run total of 3.54. With a 4.68-team ERA, the pitching staff ranks 26th in the major leagues.


The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 5th in the National League Central division at 52-88.


Johan Oviedo will start for the Pirates in the first game of the DH. Oviedo’s most recent performance was a disaster; he allowed four runs in 1.2 innings against the Mets and was given the loss, dropping his record to 2-2.


After being acquired in a trade from the Cardinals, the young right-hander made his Pirates debut earlier this month against the Blue Jays and pitched three scoreless innings. He tossed 30 innings this season, compiling a good 3.90 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and a 2-2 record. 


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-34 in their road games against the spread.
  • The total went OVER in 3 of the team’s previous 5 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 36 of the Pirates’ 71 prior games at home.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 Predictions 9/13/2022


The Reds demonstrated resilience. They had taken two of their previous three series, defeating the Rockies and Cubs before losing two of three games this weekend at Milwaukee while keeping the Brewers to 13 runs.


Up until Monday night, the Reds had won six of their previous ten meetings. The Reds now rank 19th overall with a 4.30 run average.


With a 4.91 team ERA, the pitching staff ranks 28th in the Major Leagues. Cincinnati trails in fourth in the NL Central with a win/loss slate of 56-83.


Luis Cessa is anticipated to start for the Reds in the opening contest. Cessa had a strong outing in his previous start, allowing just two runs across 5.2 innings in a game the Reds ultimately won.


The seasoned right-hander is pitching effectively, giving up only four runs in his previous two appearances totaling 10.2 innings, and he has a 3-2 record with a 4.97 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 54.1 innings pitched. Cessa pitched 3.2 scoreless innings this year against the Pirates. 


  • The Cincinnati Reds are 4-1 in their previous 5 games against the spread.
  • The Reds are 36-34 in their road contests. 
  • The total went OVER in 2 of Cincinnati’s last 5 meetups. 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Game 1. The MLB pick for this game is the Cincinnati Reds. SP Cincinnati On Sunday, Hunter Greene (shoulder) started a rehab game and might return to the lineup this week.


Pittsburgh is 28th in both OPS and runs scored after 140 games. Cincinnati is currently ranked 18th in runs scored and 22nd in OPS for the season. It is anticipated that the Cincinnati Reds will triumph 4-3.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Game 1 9/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM (EDT)


Location: Great American Ball Park, OH 


Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022




MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds +102 


MLB Totals: 7


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