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MLB Betting Line Favors the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to improve on a 69-69 record when they take on the Cincinnati Reds, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

The match puts starter Tim Adleman for the Cincinnati Reds on the hill facing Steven Brault for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Adleman brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Brault is 0-2 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as 135 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Reds to win this game 5.8-4.6. 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 (69-69) will face the 57-82 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. 22-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 19-ranked Cincinnati Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 17 ranked offense (4.48 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 5.31 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.81 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.47 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 30-rated road mark, allowing 5.6 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 4-1 on Thursday behind a start from I Nova at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 10th