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MLB Odds with Pick - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox host Pittsburgh on Thursday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 28-36 mark against the 38-27 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Chicago White Sox will turn to Jeff Samardzija and his 4-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Gerrit Cole (10-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Chicago White Sox in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 125 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-2.4 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

28-36 Chicago battles the Pirates, currently with a 38-27 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago White Sox rated this week at No. 24 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 8.03 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.88 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.45 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Jeff Locke.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • Chi White Sox is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Washington, Friday, June 19th
Chicago home to Texas, Friday, June 19th

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