Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+125) Pittsburgh (-145)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-19) welcome the Cincinnati Reds (9-24) at PNC Park on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Reds at +125 while the Pirates open at -145. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Hunter Greene and Jose Quintana.
Cincinnati is slugging .362 and have been called out on strikes 305 times, while being walked on 100 occasions. They have accumulated 136 RBI's as well as 236 hits on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .221. The Reds have hit 60 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 29 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 140 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .295. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 13th in the league.
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The Reds are sitting with a team earned run average of 6.26 on the season (30th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 288 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 149 hitters and their FIP is 5.12 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.93 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.60. Reds pitchers have yielded 48 home runs and also 202 total runs (30th in the league).
Reds relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 40 times and also have had 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 7 holds for the season (30th in MLB). The Reds bullpen have a save percentage of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 12 save situations. They have earned 3 saves this year and have blown 2 of their 5 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 68 runners for the year and 45.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Reds have dispatched 131 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Reds have turned 66.7% of balls in play into outs in their 2,538 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 29th in pro baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have earned 846 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 241 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which ranks 4th in professional baseball, and have earned 23 double plays.
Greene has pitched in 26 frames and has 35 K's so far in his MLB career. Greene (1-5 career record) has earned a FIP of 7.77 and he has gone up against 127 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 7.62 (22 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.808. He has allowed 32 hits (11.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 15 walks.
The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .364 and they average 3.59 runs per game (25th in the league). They have notched 45 doubles, while taking a walk 105 times as well as putting up 115 runs. Pittsburgh has accounted for 26 home runs so far this year to go along with 106 RBIs. They have been rung up on 282 occasions (12th in the league) and have earned 247 base knocks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have tallied a team on-base percentage of .304 as well as a team batting average of .234 this year.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.379 with a FIP of 4.30 as a team for the year. They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 261. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 174 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.89 (152 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.04 (255 strikeouts against 125 bases on balls). They have yielded 32 home runs and they yield 5.59 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
Sitting with 29 save situations, the Pirates have amassed 14 holds and also 4 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 12 save chances and they have walked away with 8 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 32 times in high leverage situations and also on 32 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of 46 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 108 relievers to the mound this year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 21 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .976 (30th in MLB). The Pirates have racked up 260 assists, 27 errors and have a tally of 840 putouts so far this year. Out of their 2,520 innings on the field, the Pirates hold a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (21st in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Quintana has given up 1,567 base hits while accumulating 1,420 K's in 1,588 frames. He has given up a total of 673 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.283 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.02 and he has gone up against 6,666 opposing batters thus far in his career. Quintana (84-81 mark in his career) has a 3.81 earned run average while conceding 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-145)
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