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Mike Leake, Francisco Liriano take mound in Pirates vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
June 1, 7:15 PM | GrassPNC Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cincinnati Reds invade PNC Park on Saturday.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Mike Leake to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-2. Getting the ball for the Pirates is Francisco Liriano, who owns a 3-1 record on the season with a 2.35 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -106 for the Pirates in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Pirates and the league No. 2-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

The Reds were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati threw a shutout at Pittsburgh in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Johnny Cueto to defeat Pittsburgh 6-0 on Friday.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Reds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cincinnati's last 16 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 2

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