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Charlie Morton, Bronson Arroyo take mound in Reds vs Pirates tilt

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
April 15, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD8-4

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh on Friday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Reds will rely on Bronson Arroyo to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Charlie Morton will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Bronson Arroyo is 2-0 this season, and Charlie Morton is 1-0.

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Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as -180 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.1 hits per game. The Pirates average 7.5 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 7-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Brewers. They lost as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pirates endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Thursday, with Paul Maholm throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Padres on April 13. Bettors who backed the Padres at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Padres, who beat them 3-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Tim Stauffer at PETCO Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, April 16

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