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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, J.A. Happ gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cincinnati Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Josh Smith, 0-3 on the year.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-2.9 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (97-64) will face the 64-97 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 30-rated Cincinnati Reds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 13 ranked offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 25 at 4.66 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 9.02 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.55 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.49 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.24 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park behind starter B Finnegan.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

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