Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (-115) Cincinnati (-105)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (10-14) are hitting the road to Great American Ball Park on Friday where they will take on the Cincinnati Reds (3-21). The moneyline on this contest has the Pirates at -115 while the Reds are coming in at -105. The betting total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are JT Brubaker and Connor Overton.
The Pirates have accumulated 31 two-baggers as a team and have hit 14 balls out of the park. Pittsburgh is slugging .338 and have been called out on strikes 212 times, while being walked on 77 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recording 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. They have amassed 80 RBI's as well as 185 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .233. They have accounted for 89 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .300.
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Pirates pitchers have allowed 23 home runs and also 126 total runs (28th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 90 opposing players and their FIP is 4.15 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.08 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.37. The Pirates have an earned run average of 4.67 on the season (28th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 187 batters.
The Pirates bullpen have earned a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 20 save situations. The relievers have inherited 31 base runners for the year and 35.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 22 times in addition to having 25 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have sent 82 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers are sitting with 10 holds for the season (25th in the league). They have accumulated 6 saves on the year and have not converted 2 of their 8 chances to save the game.
The Pirates have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,890 innings, which has them ranked 23rd in baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 630 putouts this season, in addition to 213 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which is 29th in baseball, and they have turned 16 double plays.
Brubaker (6-18 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.84 and he has faced 837 opposing hitters in the majors. He has allowed 190 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 67 walks. His ERA is 5.34 (114 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.339. Brubaker has taken the ball for 192 innings and has accounted for 198 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
Cincinnati is sitting with 17 long balls on the year as well as 71 RBIs. They have recorded 35 two-baggers, while getting a free base 62 times as well as putting up 74 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have tallied an on-base percentage of .267 and a batting average of .201 over the course of the season. The Reds hold a team SLG% of .316 and they score 3.08 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 223 occasions (6th in baseball) and are sitting with 153 base hits.
The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.688 with a FIP of 4.98 as a staff for the season. They are currently ranked 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 223. The Cincinnati pitching staff have yielded 156 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 6.68 (150 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.64 (194 strikeouts vs 118 walks). They have yielded 28 long balls and they surrender 6.95 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball).
With 9 save situations, the Reds have tallied 4 holds and 2 blown saves. Cincinnati has had relief pitchers enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have come away with 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 10 times in high leverage situations and on 29 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 50.0% out of 52 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 25th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 97 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
In 1,818 innings played, the Reds have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 65.5% (30th in baseball). The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 17 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (13th in MLB). The Reds have racked up 173 assists, 11 errors and have a total of 606 putouts this year.
During his pro baseball career, Overton has allowed 17 base knocks and he has 18 punch outs in 20 frames. Overton (0-1 career record) is the owner of a 3.92 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 9 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.161 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.57 and he has gone up against 81 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-115)
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