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Tyler Mahle, Jameson Taillon Take Mound in Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates battle on Saturday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

It's a pitching duel between Jameson Taillon for the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-5 on the year) and Tyler Mahle for Cincinnati Reds (0-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -161 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.3 win for the Reds on Saturday. 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

63-72 Pittsburgh battles the Reds, currently with a 58-77 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. 29 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27-rated offense, averaging 4.17 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 30 at 5.49 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.26 hits per game so far, less than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Cincinnati brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park behind starter Luis Castillo.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Cincinnati's last 25 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 3rd