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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds

The Kansas City Royals get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Jason Vargas for the Kansas City Royals. Cole brings a 13-3 mark to the game, while Vargas is 5-2 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as favorites of -130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.5 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

55-36 Kansas City battles the Pirates, currently with a 54-38 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.42 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.88 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 10-7 victory over Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter A Burnett.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
  • Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Kansas City, Wednesday, July 22nd

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