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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Cincinnati pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball action at PNC Park.
It's a pitching duel between Wandy Rodriguez for the Pirates (1-0 on the year) and Mat Latos for Cincinnati (0-0 so far).
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Reds listed as favorites of 135 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Pirates - Reds odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 4 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 14 ranked National League offense (2.7 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 5.5 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 5.6 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Pirates on April 13. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 3-1 on Saturday behind a start from Jeff Locke at PNC Park.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 14 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati home to Philadelphia, Monday, April 15
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Monday, April 15