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Cincinnati Sends Anthony DeSclafani vs Jeff Locke in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Reds Game

The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Great American Ball Park on Monday.

The Cincinnati Reds will rely on Anthony DeSclafani to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Locke will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Anthony DeSclafani is 7-10 this season, and Jeff Locke is 7-9.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cincinnati was a 124 moneyline underdogs 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 8.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-3.7 result in favor of 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

Cincinnati (56-79) will face the 81-54 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cincinnati Reds rated this week at No. 21 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 7 at 9.07 hits per game. That compares with the Cincinnati Reds No. 16 ranking in that category.

Cincinnati owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.03 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh rolled to a 7-1 win against St. Louis on Sunday, as G Cole and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 6-3 final on Sunday in support of M Lorenzen at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 8th