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Francisco Liriano faces Tom Milone in MLB odds action

Oakland AthleticsPittsburgh Pirates
July 10, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Oakland Athletics vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Pirates take on the Athletics at PNC Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-3 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Tom Milone, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-136 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -102 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Gerrit Cole and the Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday at PNC Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

A few Athletics at Pirates trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Boston, Friday, July 12
Pittsburgh home to NY Mets, Friday, July 12