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Pittsburgh sends Kevin Correia vs Homer Bailey in Pirates vs Reds game

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Aug 19, 7:05 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 Friday at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh sends Kevin Correia out against Homer Bailey for the Reds in this game. Correia is 12-11 with a 4.65 ERA on the season, while Bailey is 7-5 on the year and has a 4.43 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as +125 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Reds average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 10-rated defense.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Nationals on August 18. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Reds endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Bronson Arroyo throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Cardinals on August 17. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh suffered a 7-2 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Paul Maholm wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 13 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, August 20

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