Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates (12-17) will compete against the Cincinnati Reds (6-24) at PNC Park on Thursday. The men taking the mound are Connor Overton and JT Brubaker.
As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in MLB. They have notched a total of 114 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .285. The Reds have tallied 50 doubles as a team and have smacked 24 balls out of the park. They have recorded 110 runs batted in as well as 203 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .211. Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .339 and have struck out 288 times, while being walked on 86 occasions.
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The Reds are sitting with a team earned run average of 6.46 on the season (30th in baseball), and they have rung up 264 hitters. They have walked 140 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 5.06 as a team on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.89 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.63. Reds pitchers have yielded 42 home runs in addition to 189 runs in total (30th in the league).
Reds relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 37 times and also have had 15 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 6 holds on the campaign (30th in baseball). The Reds relievers have a save rate of 60.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves for the year and have blown 2 of their 5 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 64 base runners on the season with 46.9% of them earned a run for their team. The Reds have sent 122 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Reds have converted 66.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,295 innings, which ranks them 29th in baseball. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 765 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 209 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which ranks 9th in the majors, and they have turned 21 double plays.
Overton has taken the hill for 26 innings and has totaled 22 K's so far in his MLB career. Overton (0-1 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.26 and he has gone up against 102 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.81 (11 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.154. He has given up 23 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 7 free passes.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with a team OBP of .304 and a batting average of .237 so far this season. They have struck out on 259 occasions (13th in MLB) and have earned a total of 228 hits. Pittsburgh has compiled 22 home runs for the year as well as 99 runs batted in. The Pirates have a SLG% of .362 and they score 3.72 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have recorded 42 two-baggers, while getting a free base 94 times and scoring 108 runs.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.383 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.07 (234 strikeouts vs 113 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 237. They have conceded 28 long balls and they allow 5.66 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 159 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.91 (138 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 27 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 14 holds and also 3 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 10 save chances and they have tallied 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 28 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 41.5% out of their 41 inherited base runners. They are ranked 18th in the league with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 98 relievers onto the diamond so far this year.
Out of their 2,277 innings on the diamond, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 19 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .975 (30th in baseball). The Pirates have racked up 241 assists, 26 errors and have notched a total of 759 putouts for the year.
During his career, Brubaker has surrendered 193 hits while accumulating 207 strikeouts in 197 innings. Brubaker (6-18 mark in his career) has a 5.30 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 116 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.330 and having a FIP of 4.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.00 and he has faced 858 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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