Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (45-72) vs Cincinnati Reds (46-70)

Game Info: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

Bryse Wilson (2-7) (5.93) vs Graham Ashcraft (5-3) (3.96)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -105 / Cincinnati Reds -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Friday in an MLB game at PNC Park. 

The Reds have really struggled for most of the season and they currently sit with a 46-70 record. On Wednesday the offense only managed one run, but that was still enough to secure the victory. Overall this season the Reds pitching has been an issue giving up 5.21 runs per game which is 28th in the league. Kyle Farmer has hit six home runs and driven in 54 RBIs. 

The Pirates come into this game with a 46-72 record overall but they are coming off a big win on Thursday. The offense put up eight runs against the Boston Red Sox and that was enough to secure the victory. The Pirates offense overall has been an issue and they are averaging only 3.64 runs per game which is 28th in the league. The pitching hasn’t been a whole lot better giving up 5.00 runs per game. 

On the mound for the Reds is Graham Ashcraft who sits with a 5-3 record and an ERA of 3.96. In his last start against the Cubs, he went 6.1 innings and gave up six hits and four runs. 

On the mound for the Pirates is Bryse Wilson and he sits with a 2-7 record and an ERA of 5.93. In his last start against the Giants he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

The Reds are 6-1 in Ashcraft’s last seven road starts. The Reds are 0-4 in their last four during Game 1 of a series. The over is 6-1-1 in the Pirates last eight games overall. The over is 5-0-2 in the Priates last seven home games against a right-handed starter. 

Neither of these teams are really known for their offense, but these are two pitchers who have given up plenty of runs this year. Wilson sits with an ERA of 5.93 and in the last start he gave up four runs. Look for the Reds to run up the score, the Pirates are going to add a few runs off Ashcraft and the over will cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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