Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 9/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (56-82) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (51-88)

Game Info: Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Mike Minor (4-10) (5.70) vs Bryse Wilson (2-8) (6.11)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -135 / Pittsburgh Pirates +115 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of their series at Great American Ball Park on Monday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-88 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series loss against St. Louis, where they lost two out of three games. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .263 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 492 runs with a .222 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .254 with 21 home runs and 51 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Bryse Wilson, who is 2-8 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP over 88.1 innings pitched this season.

The Cincinnati Reds are 56-82 this season and have won three of their last five games. Cincinnati is coming off of a series loss against Milwaukee, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.91 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 594 runs with a .242 batting average and a .309 on base percentage this year. Kyle Farmer is batting .265 with 10 home runs and 64 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Mike Minor, who is 4-10 with a 5.70 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 90 innings pitched this season.

Pittsburgh is 4-12 in their last 16 game one’s of a series and 13-38 in their last 51 Monday games. The under is 5-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 Monday games. Cincinnati is 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games and 3-8 in their last 11 game one’s of a series. The under is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 Monday games. The over is 10-4 in these two teams last 14 head to head meetings in Cincinnati.

These two teams are towards the bottom of the NL standings and neither team has pitched very well this year. Pittsburgh is starting Bryse Wilson, who has allowed 10 runs over his last 10 innings pitched. For the Reds, Mike Minor has allowed five runs over his last 17.1 innings pitched. Mike Minor has an elevated ERA, but has actually pitched pretty well over his last three starts. I am taking the Reds here.

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

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