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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

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Aug 4, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Mike Leake in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-7 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with James McDonald, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 1 and the Pirates sitting at No. 13.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.8 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 (8.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Mat Latos shut down the Pirates in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, August 5