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The division rival Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at PNC Park.

right hander Alfredo Simon will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Simon is 9-3 this season with a 2.95 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Edinson Volquez. The right hander has a 3.89 ERA to go along with a 4-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Pirates as -115-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Pirates on June 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Cincinnati:
Team record: 34-35
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 34-36
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Thursday, June 19