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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati

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

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

41-29TEAM RECORD43-28

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh on Tuesday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Reds will rely on Mat Latos to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Charlie Morton will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Mat Latos is 6-0 this season, and Charlie Morton is 0-1.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this matchup found them as -174 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Reds and the National League No. 6-rated Pirates in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Reds on June 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Reds, who beat them 4-1 on Monday behind a start from Mike Leake at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 19