Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/26/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (56-97) vs Cincinnati Reds (60-93)
Game Info: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)
Roansy Contreras (5-5) (3.68) vs Chase Anderson (2-3) (5.21)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -140 / Cincinnati Reds +120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cincinnati Reds will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 1 of their series on Monday night at PNC Park.
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-93 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Cincinnati is coming off of a series loss against Milwaukee, where they lost three out of the four games played. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.82 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 630 runs with a .238 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Kyle Farmer is batting .255 with 13 home runs and 73 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Chase Anderson, who is 2-3 with a 5.21 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 19 innings pitched this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 56-97 this season and have lost nine of their last ten games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series loss against the Cubs, where they lost three out of the four games played in the series. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.71 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 549 runs with a .220 batting average and a .287 on base percentage this year. Bryan Reynolds is batting .266 with 26 home runs and 60 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 5-5 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 88 innings pitched this season.
Cincinnati is 2-5 in their last 7 games and 0-5 in their last 5 Monday games. The under is 3-0-1 in Cincinnati’s last 4 game one’s of a series. Pittsburgh is 17-37 in their last 54 game one’s of a series and 13-38 in their last 51 Monday games. The under is 5-1-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 Monday games. Cincinnati is 0-4 in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
These two teams are sitting towards the bottom of the NL standings, but Pittsburgh has won 9 of the 16 games played this season. Pittsburgh is starting Roansy Contreras, who has allowed one run or fewer in four of his last five starts. For the Reds, Chase Anderson has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight appearances. I like Pittsburgh to win this game.
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