Pirates Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 12, 2022

Written By Staff on May 11, 2022

The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-17) and the Cincinnati Reds (7-24) square off in the first of a four-game series on Thursday at PNC Park, starting at 6:35 PM ET. The Pirates are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Dodgers, and the Reds enter the matchup after a 2-1 series win over the Brewers. Pittsburgh’s (-135 to win) JT Brubaker starts against Cincinnati’s (+114) Connor Overton.

The betting trends in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 12, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Pirates vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Brubaker (PIT) Pitcher Overton (CIN)
0 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
25.1 IP 10.2
5.68 ERA 2.53
1.421 WHIP 1.031
10.7 K/9 5.9
5.0 BB/9 1.7

Pirates Probable Starter JT Brubaker

  • The Pirates are sending Brubaker (0-2) out to make his seventh start of the season. He is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts through 25 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, when the right-hander tossed five innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • In six games this season, the 28-year-old has a 5.68 ERA and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Brubaker is yet to notch a quality start so far this season.
  • He will face off against a Reds squad that is batting .217 as a unit (28th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .350 (24th in MLB) with 25 total home runs (22nd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 12, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Probable Starter Connor Overton

  • Overton heads to the mound for the Reds to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, throwing five innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 2.53, a 3.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.031.
  • The Pirates rank ninth in MLB with a .238 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 17th in the league (.371) and 25 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 12, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have been favored on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve gone 3-2 in those games.
  • Pittsburgh has yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Pirates have an implied win probability of 57.4%.
  • Pittsburgh has played in 30 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-14-3).
  • The Pirates have covered 53.3% of their games this season, going 16-14-0 ATS.
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Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have entered the game as underdogs 27 times this season and won six, or 22.2%, of those games.
  • Cincinnati has a record of 5-17 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +114 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Reds, based on the moneyline, is 46.7%.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 31 opportunities.
  • The Reds have an ATS record of 11-20-0 in 31 games with a spread this season.

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ben Gamel has six doubles, a triple, two home runs and 12 walks while hitting .290.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Gamel ranks 31st in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, and 54th in slugging.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has a .410 on-base percentage while slugging .400. Both pace his team. He has eight doubles and 15 walks while batting .320.
  • Hayes ranks 11th in batting average, eighth in on base percentage, and 77th in slugging in MLB play.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .258 with four doubles, five home runs and 11 walks. He leads the Pirates with 23 hits.
  • Bryan Reynolds has three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 walks while batting .229.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 105 .229 11 4 6 .325 .715
Ke’Bryan Hayes 100 .320 13 0 7 .410 .810
Ben Gamel 93 .290 13 2 14 .371 .812
Daniel Vogelbach 89 .258 13 5 12 .337 .809
Diego Castillo 81 .235 8 2 6 .267 .600
Michael Chavis 78 .269 9 3 13 .286 .760
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 78 .192 7 1 11 .302 .558
Cole Tucker 63 .175 3 0 2 .175 .397
Josh VanMeter 48 .188 6 2 4 .250 .625
Jack Suwinski 42 .238 6 2 5 .304 .733

Reds Players to Watch

  • Brandon Drury leads Cincinnati in total hits (23) this season while batting .271 with 13 extra-base hits.
  • Of all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Drury ranks 45th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Pham leads the Reds with an OPS of .777. He has a slash line of .248/.361/.416 this season.
  • Among all qualifying players, Pham’s batting average puts him 82nd, his on-base percentage ranks 39th, and he is 71st in slugging.
  • Tyler Stephenson has collected 19 base hits, an OBP of .397 and a slugging percentage of .559 this season.
  • Colin Moran has four home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .215 this season.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Farmer 107 .196 10 1 14 .254 .553
Tommy Pham 101 .248 20 4 11 .361 .777
Tyler Naquin 86 .221 10 2 18 .280 .675
Brandon Drury 85 .271 17 6 18 .357 .922
Mike Moustakas 71 .254 10 1 7 .325 .677
Colin Moran 65 .215 8 4 20 .289 .720
Tyler Stephenson 59 .322 11 3 17 .397 .956
TJ Friedl 41 .220 7 0 2 .283 .576
Aramis Garcia 39 .179 4 1 1 .220 .502
Matt Reynolds 26 .308 3 0 1 .438 .823

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