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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Cincinnati on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball betting action at Great American Ball Park.

The Cincinnati Reds will rely on to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Locke will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. is 0-0 this season, and Jeff Locke is 0-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates were -125 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-2.8 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds sport a record of 4-1 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 4-1 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cincinnati Reds at No. 30 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cincinnati Reds No. 5-ranked scoring average of 5.8 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.4 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in G Cole's start, as they lost 5-1 against Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Detroit, Monday, April 11th
Cincinnati at Chicago, Monday, April 11th