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Seattle Mariners vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Tuesday as the Mariners of Seattle swing away against the Pirates of Pittsburgh.
For the Pirates, James McDonald gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face Aaron Harang, 1-3 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pirates as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 6 and the Mariners sitting at No. 15.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Mariners average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.
Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
In their last action, Seattle was a 10-2 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-2 to Toronto on Sunday at Rogers Centre.
The Pirates were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 6-2 loss against Washington on Sunday, as Wandy Rodriguez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-2
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 3-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Mariners at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Seattle at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 8