Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Reds vs Pirates Pick 8-05-16 MLB Free Score Prediction, Odds &, Preview

Andrew McCutchen is expected to return to the lineup when the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The Pirates are in the midst of a 12-game stretch against four opponents who are at least 10 games below .500, but they lost five of six to the Brewers and  Braves. It is the beginning of a nine-game road trip for last-place Cincinnati, which has won six consecutive series since the All-Star break.

The public is 57% on the Pittsburgh Pirates to win at the current line. The line opened at PIT -150. The line movement indicates more money is being placed on the side of the Cincinnati Reds to win.

 

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Reds vs Pirates; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Cincinnati Reds (44-63) at Pittsburgh Pirates (53-53)
DATE/TIME: Friday, August 05 – 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FSN Ohio (Cincinnati), ROOT (Pittsburgh)
MONEY LINE: Reds +115, Pirates (-105)
RUN LINE: Reds +1.5 (-170), Pirates (-1.5) +160
TOTAL: 7.5 Over (-105)
Current MLB Betting Lines from Bovada

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Starting Pitchers:
Reds RH Anthony DeSclafani (6-0, 2.93 ERA) vs
Pirates RH Jameson Taillon (2-2, 3.52)

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About Cincinnati Reds

DeSclafani’s four start winning streak came to an end last time out at San Diego when he wound up with a no decision despite giving up just one run on four hits over six innings. It marked the seventh time in his last eight starts that DeSclafani has permitted three runs or fewer. He made four starts versus the Pirates last season, posting a 1-1 record and 2.59 ERA.

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Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Money Line On Road; 18-34, -921 (34.6%)
Money Line when Anthony DeSclafani starts; 7-3, +443 (70%)
Over/Under On Road; 29-20-3 (59.2%)
Over/Under when Anthony DeSclafani starts; 2-5-3 (28.6%)

About Pittsburgh Pirates

Taillon recorded his fourth consecutive quality start but suffered a tough-luck loss at Milwaukee, giving up a pair of runs and six hits over six innings. Taillon has 37 strikeouts while walking only five batters in 46 innings and hasn’t yielded a free pass in his last four games.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Money Line At Home; 29-23, +137 (55.8%)
Money Line when Jameson Taillon starts; 5-3, +146 (62.5%)
Over/Under At Home; 35-17 (67.3%)
Over/Under when Jameson Taillon starts; 5-3 (62.5%)

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Reds vs Pirates Pick

Anthony DeSclafani has developed into one of the better pitchers in the National League. On the road he has been money, going 7-3 and earning a nice profit of +443. The Pirates have come back to earth and do not look like a playoff caliber team. My bet on this one is on the little dog. I am only making one bet and it is on the Reds on the money line.

Reds vs Pirates Prediction:
Reds 4 – Pirates 3

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