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Cincinnati Reds Starter Johnny Cueto Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:35 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

The Cincinnati Reds host Pittsburgh on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 5-9 mark against the 7-7 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Johnny Cueto in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Francisco Liriano, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Cincinnati sat as -131 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-3.9 victory for the Reds. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

5-9 Cincinnati battles the Pirates, currently with a 7-7 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Cincinnati Reds and the league No. 11-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 22-rated offense, averaging 3.86 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.07 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.21 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.86 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.25 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Reds on April 15. Bettors who backed the Reds at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 0-3-2 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 0-3-2 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-0-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-0-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 1-2-2 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 2-9-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Cincinnati is 0-3-2 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 0-3-2 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Thursday, April 17th
Cincinnati at Chicago, Friday, April 18th