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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cincinnati Reds arrive at PNC Park on Sunday.

The match puts starter for the Cincinnati Reds on the hill facing Jeff Locke for the Pittsburgh Pirates. brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Locke is 1-2 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -148 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.9-2.8 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

15-9 Pittsburgh battles the Reds, currently with a 9-15 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. 9 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 30 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5.33 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 28 at 5.83 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 10.42 hits per game so far, more than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (7.54 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 30-rated road mark, allowing 6.45 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 5-1 on Saturday behind a start from F Liriano at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to San Francisco, Monday, May 2nd
Pittsburgh home to Chicago, Monday, May 2nd