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Cincinnati Reds Starter Homer Bailey Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

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

Homer Bailey gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 4-8 mark. In the other dugout, Chad Kuhl brings a 7-10 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Cincinnati Reds as -116 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-4.5 win for the Pirates on Friday. 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 bring a 63-84 record to the battle against the 68-79 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Reds if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.64 per game. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rated No. 27 in the same category at 8.27 per game.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds's No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Tyler Glasnow's start, as they lost 8-2 against Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Cincinnati suffered a 5-2 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Amir Garrett wasn't able to lead his team to victory at New Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 16th