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Pirates vs. Reds - 5/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (13-13) at Pittsburgh Pirates (12-14)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

M Leake (1-1) (3.03) vs. G Cole (4-0) (2.05)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -158 / Cincinnati Reds +148 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-OH, ROOT-PIT

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two of their series Wednesday night.

The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Reds have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 32 hits and 17 RBI while Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce have combined for 31 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have split their last six games on the road. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Leake is 6-3 with 3.28 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pirates vs. Reds - 5/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Pirates have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Pirates have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Offensively, Gregory Polanco leads Pittsburgh with 27 hits and seven RBI while Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez have combined for 30 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last six games on their home field. Gerrit Cole takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Cole is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 20-42 in their last 62 games as a road underdog and 2-6 in Leakes last 8 starts. The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 15-3 in Coles last 18 home starts. The Reds are 1-4 in Leakes last 5 starts vs. Pirates. 

Do you trust the Pirates with the way they're playing right now? Me neither. I'll gladly take the plus money in this spot. 

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Cincinnati Reds +148

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