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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Cincinnati Reds in MLB Baseball Betting Action

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

Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 7-6 record into the contest. Dan Straily gets the ball for the Cincinnati Reds; he's 6-6 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a -190 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.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-2.0 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 sport a record of 55-53 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 44-65 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 24 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 14 ranked offense (4.54 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 30 at 5.52 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 (8.19 hits on average).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4.54 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's No. 30-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in H Bailey's start, as they lost 5-3 against Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 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 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at St. Louis, Monday, August 8th
Pittsburgh home to San Diego, Tuesday, August 9th