MLB betting line favors Reds over Pirates
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at PNC Park on Saturday as host Pittsburgh battles the Cincinnati Reds in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Johnny Cueto for the Reds on the hill facing Jeff Locke for the Pirates. Cueto brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Locke is 0-1 to date on the season.
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 5.4 hits per game. The Reds average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 6.2 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
The Reds were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 6-5 on Friday behind a start from A.J. Burnett at PNC Park.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 13 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 14