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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds

The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Great American Ball Park.

Ivan Nova gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday; he's 3-2 on the season. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Adleman, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Cincinnati sat as 108 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-3.8 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

13-14 Cincinnati battles the Pirates, currently with a 12-15 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 21 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.52 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 7.85 hits per game, good for No. 25 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4.38 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

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