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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the Cincinnati Reds Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:15 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Great American Ball Park on Saturday.

Mike Leake will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds, and he'll carry a 7-7 record into the contest. Charlie Morton gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 5-9 so far this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as -115 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-4 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

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 50-43 record to the battle against the 48-45 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 4 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 9 on the same chart.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.94 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.11 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.32 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.78 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.16 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.04 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -103 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 6-5 loss against Cincinnati on Friday, as Jeff Locke wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, July 13th