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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 Thursday.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Anthony DeSclafani to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-2. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is AJ Burnett, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 1.45 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a -138 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 7.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4-3.5 win for the Reds on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4-3.5 result in favor of the Reds today. 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 (12-15) will face the 14-13 Reds in this tilt. 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. 9-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 19-ranked Cincinnati Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 26-rated batting order, averaging 3.48 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 line up of the Cincinnati Reds at 4.07 runs per outing.

Cincinnati brings the No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati threw a shutout at Pittsburgh in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Mike Leake to defeat Pittsburgh 3-0 on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Chicago, Friday, May 8th
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Friday, May 8th