Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Reds

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Sep 10, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

72-67TEAM RECORD84-57

Pittsburgh pays a visit to Cincinnati on Monday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

Mat Latos will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll carry a 12-4 record into the contest. Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 9-13 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Reds) and the No. 13 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +170 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeff Locke's start, as they lost 4-2 against Chicago on Sunday at PNC Park.

The Reds were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +295 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 5-1 on Sunday behind a start from Edgar Gonzalez at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 11

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