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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB odds

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
April 18, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD9-6

The Cincinnati Reds host Pittsburgh on Monday, looking to build on their 9-6 mark against the 7-8 Pirates in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

Travis Wood gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Kevin Correia brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -175 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 6.1 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 10.4 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.9 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. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +158 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Edinson Volquez and the Reds 7-6 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Florida, Tuesday, April 19
Cincinnati home to Arizona, Tuesday, April 19