Reds vs. Pirates Odds, Spread, Picks, and Prediction: Can Cincinnati avoid another 10-game losing streak?

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NL Central foes Pittsburgh (10-13) and Cincinnati (3-22) meet tonight at 6:40 pm et at Great American Ballpark. It’ll be JT Brubaker (0-2; 6.20 ERA) on the mound for the Pirates against Reds starter Connor Overton (0-0; 1.69 ERA).

Reds vs. Pirates

Game Info

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Time: 6:40 pm et
  • Venue: Great American Ballpark
  • TV: ATT Sportsnet Pittsburgh & Bally Sports Ohio

Cincinnati returns home after a six-game road trip where they were outscored 58-20 and where they extended their losing streak to nine games. Pittsburgh has played just two games this week and is fresh off a victory in game 2 of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Detroit. Prep for Pirates at Reds, with some info to know prior to first pitch.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Betting Lines

*Concensus odds from 

6:40 pm etRun LineTotalML
Pirates-1.5 (+131)O 8.5 (-106)-127
Reds1.5 (-155)U 8.5 (-115)107
  • Pirates are 13-11 ATS in 2022. 
  • 1-0 as favorites
  • 4-1 ATS in their last five games
  • The game total under has hit in 13 of their 23 games
  • Seven of their last nine road games have gone Under
  • 10th best batting average of .240
  • 25th scoring offense at 3.8 runs/game
  • Striking out 8.7 time/game (9th fewest)

JT Brubaker

  • Has allowed 6 ER in his last three starts over 13 innings
  • He’s struckout 4+ batters in four consecutive starts
  • In line with his career average, is striking out over 9 hitters/nine innings
  • Reds have the worst OBP of .267 and a .202 batting average
  • Reds are 6-19 ATS this year
  • 1-7 ATS at home
  • The game total has gone over in 15 of their 25 games in 2022
  • Game totals have gone over in eight of their last nine games
  • Third lowest slugging % of .318
  • 26th scoring offense at 3.2 runs/game
  • Striking out 9.4 times/game

Connor Overton

  • 2nd start this season
  • Gave up only 3 hits and 1 ER against Colorado during his first start
  • Pirates rank 18th with 184 hits on the season, while slugging .349 (21st)

Game Pick

The Reds have been atrocious this season and have one of if not the worst offenses in baseball. Although the Pirates haven’t been much better, they’re simply the better team and in my opinion, have the better starter on the mound tonight.

Pick: Pirates ML -127

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