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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

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May 29, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Reds arrive at PNC Park on Tuesday.

It's a pitching duel between Charlie Morton for the Pirates (2-5 on the year) and Homer Bailey for Cincinnati (3-3 so far).

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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 MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 9-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 16 ranked National League offense (3 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 7.1 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 2.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Monday, with Bronson Arroyo throwing 4 innings of 8-hit ball at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 30

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