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Cincinnati Reds host Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
May 18, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

18-23TEAM RECORD25-17

The Cincinnati Reds host Pittsburgh on Wednesday, looking to build on their 25-17 mark against the 18-23 Pirates in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

The match puts starter Charlie Morton for the Pirates on the hill facing Bronson Arroyo for the Reds. Morton brings a 4-1 mark to the game, while Arroyo is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -152 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 15 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

The Reds were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 7-5 final on Tuesday in support of Edinson Volquez at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Thursday, May 19

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