Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB odds
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Cincinnati will look to improve on its 86-57 record when take on Pittsburgh, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.
For the Reds, Homer Bailey gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face AJ Burnett, 15-6 on the year.
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
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. 13 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh suffered a 5-3 loss against Cincinnati on Tuesday, as Kevin Correia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Friday, September 14
Cincinnati at Miami, Friday, September 14