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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.
AJ Burnett will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Righthander Burnett is 4-6 this season with a 3.06 ERA.
Burnett's opponent in this one will be Mat Latos. The Reds righthander has a 3.52 ERA to go along with a 8-3 record this season.
Pittsburgh was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 56-38 SU
Cincinnati: 54-42 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 14 games at home
Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 21