Reds-Pirates Odds Preview

By JoeDuffy.net Administrator

The division rival Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at PNC Park.
The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Bronson Arroyo in this game. Arroyo has a 3-1 record and a 6.48 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Arroyo with Zach Duke. Lefthander Duke has a 2.43 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 133-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Edinson Volquez combined on a one-hit shutout on Wednesday, leading the Reds to a 3-0 win over the Astros. The Reds won the game as -150 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Laynce Nix had two hits and drove in one run. Volquez whiffed six batters in that win, and Francisco Cordero notched his seventh save of the year.
The Pirates fell 1-0 to the Brewers as a +180 underdog last time out. The team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Ian Snell surrendered the only run and was tagged with the loss.
Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
Cincinnati: 11-10 SU
Pittsburgh: 11-10 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Saturday, May 2

 

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