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Cincinnati Reds Starter Mike Leake Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:10 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

Mike Leake will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Gerrit Cole gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 0-0 so far this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -102 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.5-2.9. 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

The Cincinnati Reds sport a record of 1-0 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 0-1 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 4.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cincinnati Reds No. 9-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 18 and scoring 2 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Johnny Cueto fanned 10 Pittsburgh batters in the team's last outing, leading the Reds to a 5-2 victory over the Pirates at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Thursday, April 9th

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