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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Preview

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May 6, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park.

Charlie Morton gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Mat Latos brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Reds as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this one will find them as +110 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Pirates and the league No. 13-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.6 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Reds were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 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 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Monday, May 7
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Tuesday, May 8

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