|MLB Reds vs. Pirates Picks & Predictions for April 21, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 21 April 2014 14:12|
Reds vs. Pirates Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pirates are -137 money line favorites over the Reds, who are +126 on the ML. Cincinnati is 8-10 overall and 4-5 on the road, while Pittsburgh is 8-11 overall and 5-5 at home. The total for tonight’s game is sitting at 7 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Pirates opened as -132 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -137, while the Reds’ odds opened at +122 and have climbed to +126. The total opened at 7 and that’s where number currently sits.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mike Leake takes the hill for Cincinnati sporting a 2-1 record and a 2.95 ERA, while Francisco Liriano toes the rubber for the Pirates with an 0-3 record and a 3.96 ERA.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Cincinnati. According to latest MLB trends, the Reds are 4-0 in Leake’s last four starts versus the Pirates and 4-1 in their last five games overall. They’re also 10-4 in Leake’s last 14 starts versus NL Central, 5-2 in his last seven starts and 4-1 in their last five starts after scoring five runs or more in their previous game. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 1-5 in their last six games overall, 1-5 in their last six games versus a right-handed starter and 1-4 in their last five games as a home favorite.
MLB FREE PICK: CINCINNATI REDS +126