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Boston Red Sox

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball betting action at PNC Park.

Boston puts its faith in starter Anthony Ranaudo to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-2. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Charlie Morton, who owns a 5-12 record on the season with a 3.84 ERA.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -183 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.9-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 79-70 record to the battle against the 66-84 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Boston injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

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How Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 8 ranking for hits at 8.89 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 23 in the same category at 8.31 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 17-rated road mark, allowing 4.17 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Boston was a 8-4 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Boston at +156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox enjoyed a 8-4 victory at the expense of the Royals on Sunday, with Joe Kelly throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

The Pirates were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Chicago on Sunday at PNC Park behind starter Edinson Volquez.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 17th

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