Pirates at Reds 5/22/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 5/22/2018, 11:10 PM UTC
Latest Odds: PIT -125 Total 9
TV Channel: ESPN+

A battle between the two last place teams in the NL Central will take place on Tuesday nght. However, the Reds are a team that really has to come around if they want to be seen as a team that can do much of anything on the season as they are already 12.5 games back from the division leaders. The Pirates on the other hand are only 1.5 games back from the first place team.

The Pirates are coming into this game with a total of 225 runs scored and an average that is sitting at .260 which is ranked 5th in the majors for both categories. The Pirates have a team ERA that sits at 4.07 on the year so far.

The Reds have finally picked the offense up quite a bit as they are ranked 20th now in average and runs scored. The Reds have managed to get a total of 191 runs and are hitting at a clip of .238 on the season. The Reds have a team ERA that is sitting at 4.92.
Matt Harvey is the pitcher the Reds are handing the ball over to in this game. Harvey on the year has been able to throw a total of 35 innings while striking out 27. He has posted an 0-2 record with an ERA that is sitting at a 6.17 on the year.

Jameson Taillon is the pitcher that the Pirates are sending out to the mound. Taillon on the year has a total of 45.1 innings while striking out 40 batters. Taillon has managed to post a 2-3 record and has a 3.97 ERA on the year.

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Betting Trends

Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.

Reds are 18-42 in their last 60 overall.
Over is 8-3-1 in Pirates last 12 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Over is 5-1-2 in Reds last 8 overall.

The Pirates offense is markedly better than the Reds, the pitching that is going to the mound is going to be amazing compared to Harvey. The Pirates will be able to dominate in all aspects of the game here against bad Reds team. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win easy 5-2.


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