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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Michael Lorenzen will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds, and he'll carry a 3-5 record into the contest. Jeff Locke gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 5-6 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Cincinnati Reds as 105 underdogs 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.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.6-3.5. 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 46-54 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 59-42 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. 14-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 24-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 6 at 8.96 hits per game. That compares with the Cincinnati Reds No. 10 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.18 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.77 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Thursday, suffering a 15-5 humiliation against Cincinnati.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 1st