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MLB Odds Betting - Cincinnati Reds Underdogs vs Pirates at Cincinnati

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates dueling the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at Great American Ball Park.

It's a pitching duel between Amir Garrett for the Cincinnati Reds (2-2 on the year) and Gerrit Cole for Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cincinnati Reds as 112 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-5.0 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 11-13 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 11-13 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. 21-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 22-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.71 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.08 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 2nd