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Cincinnati Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with Odds and Betting Pick

Cincinnati Reds


Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, August 31, 2014 1:35 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates host Cincinnati on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 71-64 mark against the 65-71 Reds in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Johnny Cueto gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cincinnati Reds on this Sunday; he's 15-8 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Francisco Liriano, who will be looking to improve on his 3-10 mark.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-4 win for the Pirates on Sunday. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

71-64 Pittsburgh battles the Reds, currently with a 65-71 mark. 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. 19 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 24 heading into this contest.

How Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.74 hits per game. The Cincinnati Reds average 8.06 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 3.94 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Pirates on August 30. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in Alfredo Simon's start, as they lost 3-2 against Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Cincinnati is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 12 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

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