Pirates vs. Reds Sunday Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have now won eight in a row and will go for the sweep of the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET. Will the series finale between these division rivals fall under the betting total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ball Park
TV: PIT (ATTP); CIN (FSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Reds as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 64% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Reds to beat the Pirates on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Pirates' Kingham notches a quality start in win over Reds
Nick Kingham limited the Reds to two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a win Saturday. Kingham gave up four hits and two walks while striking out three, with only a Curt Casali two-run homer in the seventh inning marring his line. Kingham has now won three straight starts -- all quality starts -- to improve to 5-4 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 10 starts overall. The 26-year-old will look to make it four in a row Thursday, and he'll have a good shot to do so -- and represents a good streaming option for those so inclined -- when the Mets come to town.
Reds' Harvey earns victory over Cardinals
Matt Harvey held the Cardinals to one run over five innings in a victory Friday. Harvey has gone six straight starts without allowing a homer and has a 2.65 ERA over the stretch. It still seems like something of a fluke, particularly since he's struck out a modest 25 in 34 innings during his streak. The stuff is definitely better than it was in New York, and he might be able to help a contender as a fifth starter. He's not the Harvey of old, though.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are a perfect 8-0 in their last eight games and are 7-0 in their last six games versus National League Central opponents.
The Reds have won four of Harvey's last five starts and are 7-3 in their last 10 games when playing the third game of a series.
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Cincinnati and has cashed in 12 of the last 16 meetings overall. The under is also 7-1 in Chad Whitson's last eight games behind home plate on Sunday and is 10-3-1 in his last 14 games behind home plate overall.
The Pick: Pirates/Reds under 9.5