Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 5/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 5/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds (3-22) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (10-14)

Game Info: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Connor Overton (0-0) (1.69) vs JT Brubaker (0-2) (6.20)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -111 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Friday in a National League Central MLB showdown at the Great American Ballpark. 

The Pirates come into this game with a 10-14 record overall and they have lost two of their last three games heading into this game. In the last game against the Detroit Tigers, the Pirates offense was strong scoring seven runs, and that was enough to secure the victory. The Pirates offense hasn’t been good, but their pitching staff hasn’t been good giving up 5.25 runs per game. Daniel Vogelbach has been the top player hitting four home runs and driving in 11 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cincinnati Reds who have gotten off to a terrible start and they currently sit with a 3-22 record overall and over the last two games they have given 28 runs total. The offense has been inconsistent, but if they want to turn it around they are going to need to get better pitching. Brandon Drury has been the top player for the Reds hitting four home runs and driving in 10 RBIs. 

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Getting the start for the Pirates is JT Brubaker and he currently sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 6.20. In his last start against the Padres, he went five innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Reds is Connor Overton who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 1.69. In his first start of the season, he went 5.1 innings giving up three hits and one run.

The Reds are 0-5 in their last five games played on Friday. The Reds are 0-7 in their last seven games during game 1 of the series. The over is 7-0-1 in the Reds last eight games against a team with a losing record. The over is 7-1 in the Reds last eight games overall. 

The Reds have been awful this season but their offense has been better as of late and I expect this game is going to be higher scoring. In 20.1 innings so far this season, Brubaker has given up 17 runs. I still don’t trust Overton either, and the Pirates will find their offensive success. Back the over to cash. 

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