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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Boston Red Sox in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Boston Red Sox

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Boston Red Sox will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Wednesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 5-10 record into the contest. Clay Buchholz gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox; he's 8-8 so far this season.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -183 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5-3.1 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

80-70 Pittsburgh battles the Red Sox, currently with a 66-85 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Boston injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 7 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Red Sox sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

How Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.87 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston was a 4-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlie Morton shut down the Red Sox in their last game, striking out 6 in a 4-0 shutout over Boston in baseball action at PNC Park.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 18th

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