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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
June 19, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Bronson Arroyo in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-5 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Jeff Locke, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Reds in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -145 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Pirates average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

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 4.8 runs per game.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Reds on June 18. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +182 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cincinnati 4-0 on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

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 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
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 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Thursday, June 20