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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark in an interleague contest.
The Pirates will give the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one. Righthander Burnett is 7-10 this season with a 3.31 ERA.
It'll be Matt Garza toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Garza is 9-4 with a 3.70 ERA so far this season.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +117 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 83-61 SU
Texas: 81-63 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, September 12
Texas home to Oakland, Friday, September 13