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Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Ivan Nova Out to Silence Cincinnati Reds Bats in MLB Contest

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

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Homer Bailey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Ivan Nova, who owns a 7-6 record on the season with a 4.90 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a -134 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-1.7 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

54-53 Pittsburgh battles the Reds, currently with a 44-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 24 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cincinnati Reds, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 14 ranked offense (4.53 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 30 at 5.53 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.83 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 19 defense, allowing 4.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's No. 30-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 7th