Reds Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 14, 2022

Written By Staff on May 13, 2022

Mike Moustakas leads the Cincinnati Reds (9-24) into a contest with the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-19) a game after he homered twice in an 8-2 win over the Pirates. It starts at 6:35 PM ET on Saturday. Luis Castillo gets the starting nod for Cincinnati (-123 to win), and Zach Thompson is Pittsburgh’s (+104) choice to start.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of May 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

Sign up for DraftKings today and get a $50 free bet plus a deposit match up to $1,000! New bettors only

Reds vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Castillo (CIN) Pitcher Thompson (PIT)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 3
4.2 IP 20.1
5.79 ERA 7.08
1.286 WHIP 1.770
9.6 K/9 8.4
5.8 BB/9 4.4

Reds Probable Starter Luis Castillo

  • Castillo (0-0) makes the start for the Reds, his second of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Monday, the righty threw 4 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing three earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • He has a 5.79 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings over his one games.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has the 18th-ranked slugging percentage (.365) and is 23rd in MLB play with 26 home runs. It has a collective .235 batting average, and is 19th in MLB with 247 total hits and 25th in MLB play scoring 115 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Probable Starter Zach Thompson

  • The Pirates will hand the ball to Thompson (1-3) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds while allowing two hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched to a 7.08 ERA this season with 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.4 walks per nine across six games.
  • In five starts this season, Thompson has not yet earned a quality start.
  • The Reds have scored 140 runs this season, which ranks 12th in MLB. They have 235 hits, 24th in baseball, with 29 home runs (18th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have been favored on the moneyline four total times this season. They’ve gone 1-3 in those games.
  • Cincinnati has played as a moneyline favorite of -123 or shorter in just two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Reds have an implied win probability of 55.2%.
  • Cincinnati has played in 33 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 22 times (22-10-1).
  • The Reds are 13-20-0 ATS this season.
RANK
OPERATOR
BONUS
INFO
ACTION
2
$1,500
Risk Free Bet
Up to $1,500 Risk Free Bet
Weekly Odds Boosts
Use Promo Code: BETODDS15

Pirates Betting Trends

  • This season, the Pirates have won 10 out of the 25 games, or 40%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has won nine of its 23 games, or 39.1%, when they’re the underdog by at least +104 on the moneyline.
  • The Pirates have a 49% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 14 of 32 chances this season.
  • The Pirates are 16-16-0 against the spread this season.

Reds Players to Watch

  • Brandon Drury has 25 hits, a team-high for the Reds, on the way to batting .263 with eight doubles, seven home runs and 10 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB action, Drury ranks 62nd in batting average, 56th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
  • Tommy Pham’s .364 on-base percentage and .398 slugging percentage are both team-highs, and he has five doubles, four home runs and 21 walks while hitting .241.
  • Pham’s batting average ranks 92nd among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 34th, and he is 85th in the league in slugging.
  • Tyler Stephenson is batting .328 with five doubles, four home runs and six walks.
  • Tyler Naquin has 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs and six walks while hitting .255.
  • Naquin takes a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .526 with four doubles, a triple, a walk and six RBI.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Farmer 114 .193 11 1 15 .254 .552
Tommy Pham 108 .241 21 4 11 .364 .762
Brandon Drury 95 .263 18 7 22 .343 .911
Tyler Naquin 94 .255 12 2 19 .307 .754
Mike Moustakas 80 .262 13 3 9 .326 .764
Colin Moran 73 .219 8 4 21 .286 .697
Tyler Stephenson 67 .328 13 4 19 .395 .977
TJ Friedl 49 .204 9 0 3 .268 .554
Aramis Garcia 39 .179 4 1 1 .220 .502
Matt Reynolds 29 .310 3 0 1 .444 .823

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ben Gamel leads Pittsburgh with 31 hits, batting .307 this season with 10 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Gamel ranks 18th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is 34th in slugging percentage.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pirates with an OPS of .834. He has a slash line of .324/.424/.410 this season.
  • Hayes is currently eighth in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 73rd in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has collected 25 base hits, an OBP of .330 and a slugging percentage of .464 this season.
  • Bryan Reynolds has four home runs, six RBI and a batting average of .214 this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 112 .214 11 4 6 .312 .678
Ke’Bryan Hayes 105 .324 13 0 8 .424 .834
Ben Gamel 101 .307 15 3 15 .381 .856
Daniel Vogelbach 97 .258 13 5 12 .330 .794
Diego Castillo 83 .229 8 2 6 .261 .586
Michael Chavis 82 .256 9 3 13 .273 .724
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 80 .188 7 1 11 .303 .553
Josh VanMeter 53 .189 6 2 4 .246 .604
Jack Suwinski 48 .208 6 2 5 .283 .658
Andrew Knapp 28 .143 2 0 2 .250 .429

Reds vs Pirates Player Props

Powered By Data Skrive using data from

Staff Avatar
Written by
Staff

View all posts by Staff