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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to Pittsburgh on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball betting action at PNC Park.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chad Kuhl gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cincinnati Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Sal Romano, 2-2 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as 153 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-2.5 win for the Reds on Thursday. 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

Pittsburgh (51-56) will face the 44-63 Reds in this tilt. 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. 11 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 29 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 8.35 hits per game. The Cincinnati Reds average 8.71 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's No. 30-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Robert Stephenson throwing innings of -hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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