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Pittsburgh Pirates Home to the Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to improve on a 53-53 record when they take on the Cincinnati Reds, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Jameson Taillon to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Anthony DeSclafani will be his counterpart for the Cincinnati Reds. Jameson Taillon is 2-2 this season, and Anthony DeSclafani is 6-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Cincinnati Reds were 140 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.2-1.2 win for the Reds. 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 53-53 record to the battle against the 44-63 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 7-ranked Cincinnati Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.86 per game. By contrast, the Cincinnati Reds are rated No. 25 in the same category at 8.22 per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.9 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.88 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out St. Louis 7-0 on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 5-2 on Thursday behind a start from Tyrell Jenkins at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, August 6th