Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Tampa Bay Rays with Odds and Betting Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, June 23, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays host Pittsburgh on Monday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 31-46 mark against the 37-38 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Edinson Volquez, with a record of 4-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Alex Cobb to the mound in this one. He is 2-5 so far in 2014.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -153 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.8-3.6 win for the Pirates on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 31-46 record to the battle against the 37-38 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 26 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 5 heading into this contest.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 28-rated batting order, averaging 3.69 runs per nine innings, against the No. 17 lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.05 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 17 defense, allowing 3.69 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 18-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cubs on June 22. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 2-1 final on Sunday in support of Brandon Cumpton at Wrigley Field.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Astros on June 22. Bettors who backed the Rays at -129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 5-2 final on Sunday in support of Erik Bedard at Tropicana Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

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