Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (13-18) vs Cincinnati Reds (8-24)

Game Info: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Zach Thompson (1-3) (7.08) vs Luis Castillo (0-0) (5.79)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -105 / Cincinnati Reds -125 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park. The Reds have won the first two games of this series. On Friday the Reds bats were hot, and they secured the 8-2 victory. 

The Reds have had an awful season but it looks like they are finally playing a little better having won three games in a row. Over the last three games, the Reds have scored 26 points, and if they keep the offense going, they will be in good shape to find more success in this series. Brandon Drury has been the top player for the Reds hitting seven home runs and driving in 22 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who sit with a 13-19 record overall and they had beaten the Dodgers in two of the three games, before losing the first games of this series. So far in this series the Pirates have scored only two runs, and that is something that is going to need to be improved upon. Ben Gamel has been the top player for the Pirates hitting three home runs and driving in 15 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Reds will be Luis Castillo who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 5.79. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers he went 4.2 innings giving up three runs. 

Getting the start for the Pirates will be Zach Thompson who sit with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 7.08. In his last start against the Pirates he went five innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

The Pirates are 0-4 in Thompson’s last four starts. The Reds are 2-9 in Castillo’s last 11 Saturday starts. The over is 8-1-1 in the Reds last 10 games against the National League Central. The over is 13-2-1 in the Reds last 16 games on grass. 

This is a game where both teams are going to find success scoring. Zach Thompson has been awful this season sitting with an ERA of 7.08. Castillo sits with an ERA of 5.79 and even the Pirates will find success scoring against him. Back the over to cash. 

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