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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
June 5, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

27-26TEAM RECORD30-23

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

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Homer Bailey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-3 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Brad Lincoln, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-150 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 15-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Reds in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.2 hits on average).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 4-ranked defense.

The Pirates were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 6-5 win against Milwaukee on Sunday, as James McDonald and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

The Reds were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 5-3 on Sunday behind a start from Jordan Lyles at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 6

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