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Cincinnati favored by 110 against Pittsburgh on Friday

Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
Sep 28, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Reds arrive at PNC Park on Friday.

Homer Bailey, with a record of 12-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Pirates trot AJ Burnett to the mound in this one. He is 16-8 so far in 2012.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Pirates as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 6-rated Reds in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Reds average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Brewers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -169 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Thursday, with Mat Latos throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Mets. Bettors on New York at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to New York on Thursday at Citi Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 29