Gerrit Cole is 14-4 on the season but the Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-2 in his two outings against the Cincinnati Reds so far in 2015 as the righthander takes the mound on Saturday night in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.
Cole has a 2.24 ERA to go along with his 14-4 mark, but in five career starts against the Reds he’s 0-3 with a 5.53 ERA – giving up five runs in 4 2-3 innings against them in a loss on June 24. Raisel Iglesias (1-3, 5.53 ERA) will be on the mound for the Reds for Saturday night’s betting matchup.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Cincinnati Reds as 143 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-3.4 result in favor of the Pirates.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cincinnati Reds sport a record of 46-55 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 60-42 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Cincinnati Reds and the league No. 24-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati Reds No. 18 ranked offense (4.05 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.66 runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have been averaging 8.73 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.18 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.76 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Pirates enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Reds on Friday, with J Locke throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games
- Pittsburgh is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
- Cincinnati is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games at home
- Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, August 2nd