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Baseball Matchup - Pittsburgh Pirates Cincinnati Reds Odds Preview

Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates
88-67 September 22, 2013, 01:35 PM | PNC Park 89-66

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on Sunday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Pirates, Jeff Locke gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bronson Arroyo, 13-11 on the year.

View Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

The Reds were listed as -106 Favorite on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Reds taking on the No. 16-rated Pirates in this contest.

Cincinnati was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 4-2 loss against Pittsburgh on Saturday, as Homer Bailey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 19 in the same category at 8.48 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.59 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at New York, Monday, September 23rd
Pittsburgh at Chicago, Monday, September 23rd