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Tampa Bay Rays at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Lines and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates battle on Thursday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Jameson Taillon and his 3-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tampa Bay Rays send Chris Archer (6-4) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -106 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.2-2.1 win for the Rays on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (36-42) will face the 41-39 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 11-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 26 ranking for hits at 8.22 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.77 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Friday, June 30th
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Friday, June 30th

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