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Pittsburgh Pirates home to Reds in baseball betting action

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May 31, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Friday in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Wandy Rodriguez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-2 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Johnny Cueto, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Reds listed as favorites of 123 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Indians on May 30. Bettors who backed the Indians at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

The Pirates were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh needed extra innings to get the job done against the Tigers on Thursday as the Pirates defeated them 1-0 at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 15 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 1

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