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Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Reds

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May 4, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

Pittsburgh sends Kevin Correia out against Johnny Cueto for the Reds in this game. Correia is 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA on the season, while Cueto is 3-0 on the year and has a 1.39 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 130 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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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. 16-rated offensive output, at 7.6 hits per game. The Reds average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

The Reds were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Reds beat Chicago in extra innings, earning a 4-3 victory at Great American Ball Park in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +141 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Erik Bedard blew away 11 St. Louis batter in the Pirates' last start, leading them to a 6-3 win over St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 5

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