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Cincinnati Reds Face the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Cincinnati Reds

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Edinson Volquez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Mike Leake will be his counterpart for the Cincinnati Reds. Edinson Volquez is 11-7 this season, and Mike Leake is 10-11.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -142 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-4.1 win for the Pirates on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

69-64 Pittsburgh battles the Reds, currently with a 65-69 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 24 (Cincinnati Reds) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cincinnati Reds rank No. 27 at 8.13 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 8 ranking in that category.

Cincinnati brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 7-2 final on Thursday in support of Dylan Axelrod at Great American Ball Park.

The Pirates were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 3-1 win against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Jeff Locke and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games
Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

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