Pirates Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 6, 2022

Written By Staff on May 5, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds (3-22) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (10-14) in NL Central action on Friday at 6:40 PM ET. Pittsburgh (-120 to win) has JT Brubaker starting things off, and Cincinnati (+101) will send out Connor Overton.

The betting trends in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 6, 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
20.1 IP 5.1
6.20 ERA 1.69
1.525 WHIP 0.938
9.3 K/9 5.1
5.3 BB/9 3.4

Pirates Probable Starter JT Brubaker

  • The Pirates will send Brubaker (0-2) out for his sixth start of the season. He is 0-2 with a 6.20 ERA and 21 strikeouts through 20 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the righty tossed five innings against the San Diego Padres, allowing three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 6.20, with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season.
  • Brubaker has not recorded a quality start yet this season.
  • He will face a Reds offense that is batting .203 as a unit (29th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .318 (29th in MLB) with 18 total home runs (24th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 6, 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 second start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, throwing five innings and giving up one earned run.
  • He has pitched to a 1.69 ERA this season with 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.4 walks per nine across one games.
  • The Pirates rank 25th in MLB with 89 runs scored this season. They have a .233 batting average this campaign with 14 home runs (28th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 6, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have compiled a 2-1 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games).
  • Pittsburgh has played as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Pirates a 54.5% chance to win.
  • Pittsburgh has played in 24 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total nine times (9-12-3).
  • The Pirates have put together a 13-11-0 record against the spread this season (covering 54.2% of the time).
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Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have been underdogs in 22 games this season and won three (13.6%) of those contests.
  • Cincinnati has entered 20 games this season as the underdog by +101 or more and is 3-17 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 49.8% chance of a victory for the Reds.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the total in 15 of their 25 chances.
  • In 25 games with a spread this season, the Reds are 6-19-0 ATS.

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has a .404 on-base percentage and a .380 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Pirates. He’s hitting .304 with six doubles and 13 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Hayes ranks 19th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 15th and he is 93rd in slugging.
  • Daniel Vogelbach’s 21 hits pace his team. He has four doubles, four home runs and seven walks while hitting .292.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Vogelbach ranks 29th in batting average, 52nd in on-base percentage, and 22nd in slugging.
  • Ben Gamel is batting .275 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and nine walks.
  • Michael Chavis is hitting .274 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and three walks.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 83 .217 9 2 4 .316 .653
Ke’Bryan Hayes 79 .304 11 0 6 .404 .784
Daniel Vogelbach 72 .292 11 4 11 .350 .864
Ben Gamel 69 .275 10 1 10 .359 .765
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 64 .188 6 0 7 .295 .498
Michael Chavis 62 .274 7 3 12 .299 .783
Diego Castillo 60 .233 6 1 5 .254 .554
Roberto Pérez 57 .211 7 2 8 .318 .669
Cole Tucker 48 .167 2 0 1 .167 .375
Jake Marisnick 44 .159 5 0 1 .196 .378

Reds Players to Watch

  • Tommy Pham leads Cincinnati in OBP (.348), slugging percentage (.462) and total hits (20) this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Pham is 74th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 56th, and he is 41st in slugging percentage.
  • Brandon Drury is slugging .484 while driving in 10 runs and batting .234 this season.
  • Kyle Farmer is batting .221 with a .302 slugging percentage and 10 RBI this year.
  • Tyler Stephenson has been key for Cincinnati with 10 hits, an OBP of .356 plus a slugging percentage of .500.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Farmer 86 .221 7 0 10 .269 .571
Tommy Pham 80 .250 14 4 7 .348 .810
Brandon Drury 64 .234 8 4 10 .275 .759
Mike Moustakas 54 .241 5 1 5 .276 .609
Colin Moran 42 .190 1 0 9 .260 .474
Tyler Stephenson 38 .263 6 3 8 .356 .856
Aramis Garcia 33 .212 3 1 1 .257 .590
Alejo Lopez 25 .240 3 0 0 .296 .536
TJ Friedl 18 .111 2 0 0 .158 .380
Matt Reynolds 14 .357 1 0 1 .438 .938

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