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Cincinnati Reds visit Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The visiting Cincinnati Reds hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Francisco Liriano and his 12-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cincinnati Reds send Keyvius Sampson (2-6) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -235 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.3 win for the Pirates on Friday. 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 bring a 96-63 record to the battle against the 63-96 Reds. 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. 7 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 30 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.31 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 26 at 4.67 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 9.07 hits per game so far, more than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.55 hits per game).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.51 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.26 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday, with John Lamb throwing 4.2 innings of 5-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Wednesday, suffering a 11-1 humiliation against St. Louis.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 3rd