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Cincinnati Reds Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Cincinnati Reds invade PNC Park on Saturday.

The match puts starter Alfredo Simon for the Cincinnati Reds on the hill facing Francisco Liriano for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Simon brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Liriano is 1-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.9-4.0 win for the Pirates on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 14-9 record to the battle against the 9-14 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 9 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 30 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 10.43 hits per game. The Cincinnati Reds average 7.61 hits per game, good for No. 25 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 4-1 on Friday behind a start from J Nicasio at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 1st