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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
June 6, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pirates arrive at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.

The Reds will rely on Johnny Cueto to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brad Lincoln will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Johnny Cueto is 5-3 this season, and Brad Lincoln is 1-0.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -185 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Pirates odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 15 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 16 lineup of the Pirates at 3.1 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Reds on June 5. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Homer Bailey and the Reds 8-4 on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cincinnati is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Thursday, June 7