The Cincinnati Reds have been the whipping boys of the NL Central for the past few years but they have found consistent success against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds have gone 5-1 SU and against the runline in their past six meetings with the Bucs when they have closed as dogs. That includes the first game in this series when Cincy won 7-1 despite closing at +128 Monday.
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- Billy Hamilton has slashed .319/.368/.380 with 38 steals in 44 career games against the Pirates.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Pirates’ last 9 games at home.
- Jameson Taillon has posted a 3.27 ERA with a 1.545 WHIP in two career starts against the Reds.
It was an inauspicious start to the major league career for Rookie Davis in his first outing this past Thursday. Davis threw 74 pitches while giving up five hits, two home runs and two walks in just 3.0 innings of work. Though early in the season, the Reds are seeing Billy Hamilton get on base much more consistently than last season with the speedster notching a .357 OBP. This has allowed the center-fielder to record four stolen bases through his first six games.
Jameson Taillon kicked off his first full season in the Pirates rotation in style, as the right-hander threw seven shutout innings against Boston. Taillon was lights out at PNC Park last season with a 2.86 ERA and allowed less than a hit per inning in 11 home starts. Starling Marte has been one of the most consistent bats in the majors, as the center-fielder has gone 9-for-21 with four runs and four RBIs in the past five games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -155 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-2.6 victory for the Reds. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
3-3 Pittsburgh battles the Reds, currently with a 5-2 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.
The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 28 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 13 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 24 ranked offense (3.5 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 2.71 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.17 hits per game, less than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.43 hits on average).
Pittsburgh owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati’s No. 2-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games
- Pittsburgh is 3-19 ATS in its last 22 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 12th