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Cincinnati Reds take on Pirates in baseball test

Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
May 30, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

28-21TEAM RECORD24-25

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cincinnati Reds invade PNC Park on Wednesday.

Johnny Cueto, with a record of 5-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Pirates trot AJ Burnett to the mound in this one. He is 3-2 so far in 2012.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pirates as +115 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 16 ranked National League offense (3 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 7 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 4-rated defense.

The Reds were an 8-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Reds enjoyed an 8-1 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Tuesday, with Homer Bailey throwing 9 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Friday, June 1
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Friday, June 1

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