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Pittsburgh Pirates take on Reds in baseball test

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds
July 20, 4:05 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

56-38TEAM RECORD54-42

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh battle on Saturday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Mat Latos gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 8-3 mark. In the other dugout, AJ Burnett brings a 4-6 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Pittsburgh before the first pitch in this match found them as +-126-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Pirates odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Francisco Liriano's start, as they lost 5-3 against Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

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

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

A few Pirates at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, July 21