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Greg Reynolds out to silence Pirates bats in MLB contest

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cincinnati Reds
93-68 September 29, 2013, 01:10 PM | Great American Ball Park 90-71

Cincinnati will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.

Brandon Cumpton, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates, while the Reds trot Greg Reynolds to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2013.

View Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds and Stats.

Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Pirates listed as underdogs of 128 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 5 and the Pirates at No. 20 heading into this contest.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Reds on September 28. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bronson Arroyo and the Reds 8-3 on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 18 ranking for hits at 8.47 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 24 in the same category at 8.29 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.85 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at , Wednesday, December 31st
Cincinnati at , Wednesday, December 31st