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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Cincinnati Reds will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.

It's a pitching duel between Keyvius Sampson for the Cincinnati Reds ( on the year) and J.A. Happ for Pittsburgh Pirates (8-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates were -134 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.8 win for the Pirates on Wednesday. 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

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 57-80 record to the battle against the 82-55 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cincinnati Reds rated this week at No. 21 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.01 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.65 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (9.07 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.96 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from F Liriano - will prevail again after their 7-3 victory against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Thursday, September 10th
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Thursday, September 10th

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