Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 9/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (56-85) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (54-88)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Nick Lodolo (4-5) (3.78) vs Roansy Contreras (5-4) (3.29)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -162 / Pittsburgh Pirates +148 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 4 of their series at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-88 this season and have won three games in a row. Pittsburgh has won the first three games of this series by scores of 6-3, 6-1, and 1-0. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.61 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 505 runs with a .222 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .256 with 23 home runs and 54 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 79.1 innings pitched this season.

The Cincinnati Reds are 56-85 this season and have lost five games in a row. Prior to losing the first three games of this series, Cincinnati lost two out of three games against the Brewers. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.89 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 598 runs with a .240 batting average and a .308 on base percentage this year. Kyle Farmer is batting .265 with 10 home runs and 65 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Nick Lodolo, who is 4-5 with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 81 innings pitched this season.

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Pittsburgh is 14-40 in their last 54 Wednesday games and 0-4 in their last 4 game four’s of a series. The over is 10-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 12 Wednesday games. Cincinnati is 6-22 in their last 28 Wednesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 game four’s of a series. The under is 5-2 in Cincinnati’s last 7 Wednesday games. Pittsburgh is 6-16 in these two teams last 22 head to head meetings in Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh has started this series with three straight wins, including sweeping the Tuesday double header. Pittsburgh will start Roansy Contreras, who has allowed two runs over his last three starts. For the Reds, Nick Lodolo has allowed five runs over his last 21 innings. I am taking the under in this game as both pitchers have been solid in recent starts.

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