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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Orioles at Baltimore

Pittsburgh PiratesBaltimore Orioles
June 12, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

32-27TEAM RECORD34-26

Pittsburgh travels to Baltimore for inter-league play on Tuesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Orioles.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Brad Lincoln to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Orioles is Wei-Yin Chen, who owns a 5-2 record on the season with a 3.49 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baltimore opened as -159 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 10-ranked Orioles and the National League No. 15-rated Pirates in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner at home against the Royals. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bruce Chen and the Royals 3-2 on Sunday at PNC Park.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Phillies on June 10. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Philadelphia 5-4 in extra innings at Camden Yards.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Orioles trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Wednesday, June 13

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