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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Great American Ball Park.

The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Francisco Liriano in this game. Liriano has a 0-2 record and a 4.00 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Johnny Cueto. The righthander has a 2.14 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Reds on April 15. Bettors who backed the Reds at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 7-7 SU
Cincinnati: 5-9 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Thursday, April 17
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, April 18