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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the Cincinnati Reds Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

The match puts starter Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Luis Castillo for the Cincinnati Reds. Cole brings a 10-8 mark to the game, while Castillo is 2-6 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Cincinnati Reds as -120 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.1 win 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 55-74 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 61-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 27-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 25 at 8.36 hits per game. That compares with the Cincinnati Reds No. 13 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.62 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates hope to make more contact than they did in their start against Robert Stephenson, who struck out 11 batters in 9-5 loss on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 19 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, August 27th