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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Orioles will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates visit in inter-league play at Camden Yards.
The match puts starter Kevin Correia for the Pirates on the hill facing Brian Matusz for the Orioles. Correia brings a 2-5 mark to the game, while Matusz is 5-6 to date on the season.
Sportsbooks had set the Orioles as -135 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Orioles - Pirates odds would favor the Orioles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 15 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3.3 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).
Baltimore owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 3-rated defense.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were an 8-6 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -139 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pirates endured an 8-6 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Tuesday, with Brad Lincoln throwing 4 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 7-2
After a loss are 8-2
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Pirates at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Thursday, June 14