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Cincinnati Reds home to Pirates in baseball betting action

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
July 19, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Friday in baseball odds action.

Cincinnati sends Mike Leake out against Francisco Liriano for the Pirates in this game. Leake is 8-4 with a 2.69 ERA on the season, while Liriano is 9-3 on the year and has a 2.00 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-113 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Reds and the National League No. 5-rated Pirates in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Mets on July 14. Bettors who backed the Mets at +144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 4-2 on Sunday behind a start from Dillon Gee at PNC Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was an 8-4 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Cincinnati at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Braves on Sunday, with Tony Cingrani throwing 4 innings of 4-hit ball at Turner Field.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Saturday, July 20