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James McDonald Pirates at Home vs Cincinnati in MLB Clash

Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
Sep 25, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

For the Pirates, James McDonald gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Dontrelle Willis, 0-6 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Reds listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 16-rated Pirates and the league No. 8-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +112 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Saturday, with Travis Wood throwing 2 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at NY Mets, Monday, September 26
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Monday, September 26

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