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Kevin Correia, Mike Leake take mound in Reds vs Pirates tilt

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

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh on Thursday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Reds, Mike Leake gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kevin Correia, 2-5 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Reds and the league No. 15-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3.2 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.2 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 4-ranked defense.

The Pirates were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Reds on Wednesday, with Brad Lincoln throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Kansas City, Friday, June 8
Cincinnati home to Detroit, Friday, June 8