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Travis Wood, Brad Lincoln take mound in Pirates vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
Sep 24, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

76-81TEAM RECORD70-87

The Pittsburgh Pirates host Cincinnati on Saturday, looking to build on their 70-87 mark against the 76-81 Reds in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

Travis Wood gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 5-5 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Brad Lincoln, who will be looking to improve on his 1-3 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Reds odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 16 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Reds rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Reds endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, with Edinson Volquez throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 25

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