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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB odds

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
April 16, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD8-5

Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter James McDonald to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Reds is Mike Leake, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 6.75 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-185 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 5.8 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 9.7 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +174 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Charlie Morton.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
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 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, April 17

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