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Moneyline Favors Cincinnati Reds in MLB Battle with Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds battle on Saturday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Trevor Williams gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday; he's 0-1 on the season. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Brandon Finnegan, who will be looking to improve on his 9-10 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cincinnati was a -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-4.5 win for the Reds on Saturday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cincinnati (62-84) will face the 72-74 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 18 (Cincinnati Reds) and the No. 22 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cincinnati Reds No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4.41 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.53 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 8.54 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.83 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds's No. 27-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates beat Cincinnati in extra innings, earning a 9-7 victory at Great American Ball Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • Pittsburgh is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, September 18th

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