MLB betting line favors Reds over Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.
Mat Latos gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 9-3 mark. In the other dugout, Wandy Rodriguez brings a 7-9 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.
The Reds - Pirates odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 13 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.1 per game.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Cubs on August 1. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Wednesday, with Jeffrey Karstens throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at Wrigley Field.
Cincinnati won its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Padres on August 2. Bettors who backed the Reds at -206 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Reds enjoyed a 9-4 victory at the expense of the Padres on Thursday, with Johnny Cueto throwing 7 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Cincinnati is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 4