Pittsburgh Sends Francisco Liriano vs R.A. Dickey in Toronto Blue Jays vs Pirates Game

Toronto Blue Jays

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, May 03, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball betting action at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Francisco Liriano to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while R.A. Dickey will be his counterpart for the Toronto Blue Jays. Francisco Liriano is 0-3 this season, and R.A. Dickey is 2-3.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Pittsburgh was a -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

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Computer Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-3.9 victory for the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (11-18) will face the 13-16 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Toronto injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 11-ranked Toronto Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 25-rated offense, averaging 3.72 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 23 at 4.72 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.07 hits per game so far, less than Toronto Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.76 hits per game).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 3.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Blue Jays endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, with Brandon Morrow throwing 5 innings of 11-hit ball at PNC Park.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 4th

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