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Cincinnati Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with Odds and Betting Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Friday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cincinnati Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Luis Castillo, 2-7 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Pittsburgh Pirates as -136 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4-3.8. 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 63-71 record to the battle against the 57-77 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds odds would favor the Reds if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27 ranked offense (4.18 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 30 at 5.51 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.27 hits per game, less than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.69 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 30 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating J deGrom and the Mets 7-2 on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh was routed on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, having a 17-3 loss put on them by the Chicago Cubs in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cincinnati's last 24 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 2nd