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MLB betting line favors Reds over Pirates

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June 2, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Mat Latos to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-0. Getting the ball for the Pirates is Jeanmar Gomez, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 2.15 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Reds listed as favorites of 115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Pirates and the league No. 2-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Reds average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Cincinnati brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 2-ranked defense.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Pirates on June 1. Bettors who backed the Reds at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati threw a shutout at Pittsburgh in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Mike Leake to defeat Pittsburgh 2-0 on Saturday.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
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 on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 17 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Colorado, Monday, June 3
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Monday, June 3

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