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Athletics visit Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB clash

Oakland AthleticsPittsburgh Pirates
July 9, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Oakland Athletics vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

53-37TEAM RECORD53-35

Oakland travels to Pittsburgh for inter-league play on Tuesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Pirates.

Pittsburgh sends Gerrit Cole out against Daniel Straily for the Athletics in this game. Cole is 4-1 with a 3.94 ERA on the season, while Straily is 5-2 on the year and has a 4.52 ERA.

View Oakland vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -125 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 5-ranked Pirates and the American League No. 6-rated Athletics in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Athletics have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Oakland brings the American League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 1-ranked defense.

In their last action, Oakland was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Oakland at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 2-1 final on Monday in support of Bartolo Colon at PNC Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-1
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Oakland are 1-8
After a loss are 8-2

A few Athletics at Pirates trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Pittsburgh is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 10