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Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Boston Red Sox

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Boston Red Sox invade PNC Park on Thursday.

The match puts starter Brandon Workman for the Boston Red Sox on the hill facing Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Workman brings a 1-9 mark to the game, while Cole is 9-5 to date on the season.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -195 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-2.7 win for the Pirates on Thursday. 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

Pittsburgh (81-70) will face the 66-86 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Boston injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 7 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Red Sox sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

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How Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 7 ranking for hits at 8.91 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 23 in the same category at 8.28 per game.

Boston brings the No. 24-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 9-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -165 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston suffered a 9-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, as Clay Buchholz wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Baltimore, Friday, September 19th
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Friday, September 19th

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