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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The division rival Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Johnny Cueto in this game. Cueto has a 1-0 record and a 2.77 ERA this season.

It'll be Jeff Locke toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Lefthander Locke is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA so far this season.

The Reds were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 5-5 SU
Pittsburgh: 4-6 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 13 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Sunday, April 14