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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds

The Cincinnati Reds will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Robert Stephenson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Ryan Vogelsong, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cincinnati was a -113 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-4.0 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 62-83 record to the battle against the 71-74 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Cincinnati Reds, most recently No. 18 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati Reds No. 18 ranked offense (4.39 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.59 runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have been averaging 8.54 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.81 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.54 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4.46 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 15-2 victory against Philadelphia.

Junior Guerra shut down the Reds in their last game, striking out 5 in a 7-0 shutout over Cincinnati in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 15 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 17th