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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the New York Yankees Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

New York Yankees
Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees will look to improve on a 21-19 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

The match puts starter Edinson Volquez for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing David Phelps for the New York Yankees. Volquez brings a 1-3 mark to the game, while Phelps is 0-0 to date on the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Yankees as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-4 victory for the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees bring a 21-19 record to the battle against the 17-23 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The New York Yankees sit at No. 28 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Stats Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 3 ranking for hits at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.57 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.47 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Milwaukee on Thursday at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 8 games
NY Yankees is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games at home

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