Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Online Betting, Picks and Predictions

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES CINCINNATI REDS
61-67, 4th in National League Central August 25, 7:10 PM | Grass of Great American Ball Park 54-74, 5th in National League Central
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Ohio (Cincinnati), AT&T SportsNet-Pittsburgh
PITCHING MATCHUP: Pirates RH Ivan Nova (11-10, 3.81 ERA) vs. Reds RH Robert Stephenson (1-4, 6.13)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Pittsburgh Pirates [I. Nova -R] -1½ +125 -125 Ov 9½ -122
Cincinnati Reds [R. Stephenson -R] +1½ -145 +115 Un 9½ +102
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.

Ivan Nova will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Right hander Nova is 11-10 this season with a 3.81 ERA.

It’ll be Robert Stephenson toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Right hander Stephenson is 1-4 with a 6.13 ERA so far this season.

Nova halted a five-start winless drought Sunday, pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on eight hits in a victory over St. Louis. He was 0-4 over the previous five turns, yielding six homers and 23 runs (19 earned) over 28 1/3 innings. Tucker Barnhart (5-for-12) and Eugenio Suarez (5-for-14) have hurt Nova, who has allowed eight runs (seven earned) in losing both starts to the Reds this season.

Stephenson finally cracked the win column in his 18th appearance of the season, limiting Atlanta to two runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings. He turned in a strong effort in a no-decision against the Pirates on Aug. 2, permitting one run on two hits over a season-high 5 2/3 innings. Stephenson tossed two scoreless innings versus Pittsburgh in April but was reached for four runs in 2 2/3 innings three weeks later.

Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

On the verge of completely sliding out of playoff contention, the Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be catching a break when they open a six-game road trip against the last-place Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. One problem, though, for Pittsburgh: Cincinnati is buried in the cellar of the National League Central but has won eight of 10 against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh is 3-9 in its last 12 games after dropping three of four to the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the lone victory coming in a game in which it was no-hit for nine innings. Josh Harrison, who spoiled the no-hit bid with a walk-off homer in the 10th inning on Wednesday, has hit safely in five straight for the Pirates, who trail the Chicago Cubs by eight games in the Central and Colorado by 8 1/2 games for the second wild-card. The Reds, who averted a three-game sweep by the Cubs on Thursday, stumbled out of the All-Star break by losing 14 of 16 games but they are 13-11 since. First baseman Joey Votto is batting .316 after stretching his on-base streak to 28 straight games — the longest active string in the majors.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cubs on August 24. Bettors who backed the Reds at 155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Pirates were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Pittsburgh:
Team record: 61-67 SU
Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games

Cincinnati:
Team record: 54-74 SU
Cincinnati is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cincinnati’s last 18 games
Cincinnati is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Saturday, August 26

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Suarez is riding a nine-game hitting streak

2. Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (left wrist inflammation) will be re-evaluated Friday to see if he can return from the disabled list.

3. Reds RHP Raisel Iglesias has converted 24 saves in 25 chances.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Cincinnati Reds will win outright at +115 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Reds 4, Pirates 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PIT TEAM CIN
4.25 RUNS 4.77
4.62 RUNS AGNST 5.62
-0.37 DIFF -0.84
-$538 MONEY -$1,085
4.33 TEAM ERA 5.41
8.34 OFF HITS 8.73
3.34 OFF WALKS 3.52
7.23 OFF Ks 8.05
9.29 DEF HITS 9.21
2.99 DEF WALKS 3.84
7.66 DEF Ks 8.11
INJURIES
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Stewart C 15-Day Disabled List
Hung Ho Kang 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Gerrit Cole P 15-Day Disabled List
CINCINNATI REDS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Caleb Cotham P 15-Day Disabled List
Devin Mesoraco C 15-Day Disabled List
A.J Morris P 15-Day Disabled List
Yorman Rodriguez OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
CINCINNATI REDS
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cincinnati’s last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games at home
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs Cincinnati’s Overall Defense 4.3 12 5.6 15
Pittsburgh’s Away Scoring vs Cincinnati’s Home Defense 4.6 8 5.5 15
Pittsburgh’s Road ERA vs Cincinnati’s Home ERA Allowed 4.4 7 4.8 5
Cincinnati’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 4.8 6 4.6 7
Cincinnati’s Home Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Road Defense 5.0 6 4.6 7
Cincinnati’s Home ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Road ERA Allowed 5.2 15 4.0 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PIRATES
Pirates are third worst in the league in times striking out with 8.2 per game.
Pirates have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Pirates are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.0 per game.
Pirates are third in the league in striking out opponents with 7.8 per game.
REDS
Reds are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.3 runs per game.
Reds lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Reds have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.0 per game.
Reds are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.7 per game.
Reds lead the league in K’s with 8.0 per game.

 

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