Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 5/12/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Thursday in MLB action at PNC Park. The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Cincinnati Reds have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Reds have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Reds with 25 hits and 11 RBI, while Brandon Drury and Kyle Farmer have combined for 44 hits and 32 RBI. Connor Overton gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be Overton’s second career game against the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Pirates have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pirates with 32 hits and 7 RBI, while Ben Gamel and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 51 hits and 20 RBI. JT Brubaker gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Brubaker is 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 15-36 in their last 51 overall. The Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The over is 13-2-1 in Reds last 16 overall. The over is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 overall. The Reds are 10-24 in the last 34 meetings in Pittsburgh and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.

Connor Overton has been solid through 10.2 innings, allowing nine hits and three runs. JT Brubaker has been horrible this season, allowing 22 hits and 16 earned runs in 25.1 innings while walking 14. The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t a team you should want to lay juice with and while the Reds have been a joke, they’re playing their best ball of the season right now with a hot offense leading the way. Give me the Reds and the plus money.