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Moneyline favors Reds in battle with Pirates

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
Aug 5, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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

AJ Burnett gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pirates on this day; he's 13-3 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Homer Bailey, who will be looking to improve on his 9-6 mark.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of -115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Reds) and the No. 13 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 11 lineup of the Pirates at 4.1 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Pittsburgh was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pirates endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Reds on Saturday, with James McDonald throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Arizona, Monday, August 6
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Monday, August 6