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MLB betting line favors Reds over Pirates

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June 20, 12:35 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

For the Reds, Homer Bailey gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brandon Cumpton, 0-0 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Reds in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -180 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Reds and the league No. 6-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 12 in the same category at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -129 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at LA Angels, Friday, June 21
Cincinnati at Arizona, Friday, June 21

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