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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds will meet on the field at Great American Ball Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

Lefthander Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Liriano is 9-3 this season with a 2.00 ERA.

It'll be Mike Leake toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Righthander Leake is 8-4 with a 2.69 ERA so far this season.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Mets on July 14. Bettors who backed the Mets at +144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Cincinnati was an 8-4 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Cincinnati at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 56-37 SU
Cincinnati: 53-42 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 20