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Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Lines and Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to PNC Park.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter A.J. Burnett in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-3 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Anthony DeSclafani, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Cincinnati Reds were 150 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.4 win for the Pirates. A 4.9-4.4 result in favor of the Pirates is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 (40-31) will face the 33-37 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 9 (Cincinnati Reds) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.97 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.09 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.72 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (8.41 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.22 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Mike Leake throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at New York, Friday, June 26th
Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Friday, June 26th