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Baseball Matchup - Pittsburgh Pirates Cincinnati Reds Odds Preview

Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 20, 4:10 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

61-64TEAM RECORD58-65

Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to PNC Park.

It's a pitching duel between Charlie Morton for the Pirates (9-6 on the year) and Dontrelle Willis for Cincinnati (0-3 so far).

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Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as 100 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 14 and the Reds sitting at No. 8.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Cincinnati brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 8-ranked defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 11-8 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Cincinnati at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (19) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 11-8 final on Friday in support of Homer Bailey at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 21