Reds vs. Pirates Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pirates are -134 money line favorites over the Reds, who are +124 on the ML. With Johnny Cueto and Francisco Liriano set to face off in the pitching matchup, the over/under total is currently sitting at 6.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Reds opened as +111 money line underdogs but their odds have been bet up to +124, while the Pirates’ odds have gone from -120 up to -134. Cincinnati is 90-72 overall and 41-40 on the road, while Pittsburgh is 94-68 overall and 50-31 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 66% of the betting public currently favors Pittsburgh. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, the under is 5-0-1 in Cueto’s last six road starts versus the Pirates and 6-1-2 in his last nine starts overall versus Pittsburgh. The under is also 6-0 in Cueto’s last six starts on Tuesday, 4-0 in his last four starts with seven or more days of rest, and 12-3-1 in his last 16 starts during Game 1 of the series. The under is also 13-6-2 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and 17-8-3 in the last 28 meetings overall. Postseason games are typically low-scoring, especially deciding games like the one tonight. Look for the combine score to fall under the total with two stellar pitchers on the mound.
NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD GAME FREE PICK: PIRATES/REDS UNDER 6.5