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May 28, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

27-20TEAM RECORD23-24

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati battle on Monday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

James McDonald gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 3-2 mark. In the other dugout, Bronson Arroyo brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the Reds as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 15 in the National League and the Reds at No. 9 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 16-rated National League offense, averaging 3 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 7 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 7-5 winner at home against the Rockies. Bettors on Cincinnati at -187 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 7-5 final on Sunday in support of Mat Latos at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh was a 10-4 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 10-4 victory over Chicago on Sunday at PNC Park behind starter Erik Bedard.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 29

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