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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 Friday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Reds will trot Mat Latos out to the mound in this one. Righthander Latos has a 14-6 record and a 3.14 ERA this season.

The Pirates will counter Latos with Francisco Liriano. Lefthander Liriano has a 2.92 ERA to go along with a 16-7 record this season.

Cincinnati was a 6-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -147 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 10-1 result against the Padres on September 19. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 87-66 SU
Pittsburgh: 88-65 SU

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

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Saturday, September 21