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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.

Righthander AJ Burnett will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Burnett is 9-11 this season with a 3.39 ERA.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Homer Bailey. The righthander has a 3.40 ERA to go along with a 11-11 record this season.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +156 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Cincinnati was a 1-0 loser in its last match at home against the Mets. They lost as -280 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 91-68 SU
Cincinnati: 90-69 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 28