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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Charlie Morton gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on this Wednesday; he's 4-8 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with David Price, who will be looking to improve on his 5-7 mark.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -147 for the Tampa Bay Rays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.5 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 Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 31-48 record to the battle against the 39-38 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 26 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 5.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 8.39 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.95 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.18 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.23 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Rays on Tuesday, with Jeff Locke throwing 7 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New York, Thursday, June 26th
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Friday, June 27th

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