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Pittsburgh Pirates take on Reds in baseball test

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
June 17, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

41-28TEAM RECORD42-28

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh battle on Monday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Reds will turn to Mike Leake and his 6-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send Francisco Liriano (5-2) to the hill.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Reds as -125 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Reds in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-3 winner at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Sunday, with Gerrit Cole throwing 5 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 5-1 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Cincinnati at -202 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Reds enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Sunday, with Johnny Cueto throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Tuesday, June 18

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