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Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates


Cincinnati Reds
Friday, July 11, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

The Cincinnati Reds get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jeff Locke gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on this Friday; he's 2-1 on the season. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Mat Latos, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates were 125 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.9 result in favor of the Reds. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds sport a record of 49-43 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 48-44 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. 4-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 9-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 10 at 8.83 hits per game. That compares with the Cincinnati Reds No. 23 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 9-1 result against the Cardinals on July 10. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Shelby Miller and the Cardinals 9-1 on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The Reds were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Reds got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Chicago on Thursday; it was a 6-4 final at Great American Ball Park in MLB wagering action.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, July 12th