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MLB Odds: Reds vs. Pirates

The Reds will be trying to get the better of an NL Central rival on Tuesday night when they take on the Pirates in an MLB betting matchup in Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati will be looking for an improved performance from Mike Leake (8-4, 4.28 ERA) on Tuesday. Righthander Leake has given up nine runs on 11 hits over his last 11 1-3 innings of work.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 9 on the same chart.

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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. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Reds average 9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +115 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Pittsburgh staff and losing 2-0 to the Pirates on Monday at PNC Park.

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

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


A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 20

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