Pittsburgh Pirates host Cincinnati Reds in baseball action
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Friday.
The match puts starter Mike Leake for the Reds on the hill facing AJ Burnett for the Pirates. Leake brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Burnett is 0-2 to date on the season.
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this matchup found them as +105 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Pirates sit at No. 11 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 4.7 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.2 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 10-0 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +114 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati was routed on Wednesday at Busch Stadium, having a 10-0 loss put on them by the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball betting action.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 10-2 result against the Diamondbacks on April 10. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -177 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 10-2 to Arizona on Wednesday at Chase Field.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 13