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The division rival Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at PNC Park.
Johnny Cueto will be the starting pitcher for the Reds on this day. Righthander Cueto is 2-0 this season with a 2.76 ERA.
The Pirates will counter Cueto with Wandy Rodriguez. Lefthander Rodriguez has a 3.58 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.
Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Indians on May 30. Bettors who backed the Indians at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Pirates were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Cincinnati has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.
Cincinnati: 33-21 SU
Pittsburgh: 34-20 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 15 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Saturday, June 1