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Pittsburgh Sends Charlie Morton vs Trevor Bauer in Cleveland Indians vs Pirates Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Friday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

The match puts starter Trevor Bauer for the Cleveland Indians on the hill facing Charlie Morton for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bauer brings a 6-5 mark to the game, while Morton is 6-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Pittsburgh Pirates as -131 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3 win for the Pirates on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-3 result in favor of the Pirates today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 45-33 record to the battle against the 37-41 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 19 and scoring 4.06 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.09 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Cleveland brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Tampa Bay 5-4 in extra innings at Tropicana Field.

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 8-4 final on Thursday in support of F Liriano at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 4th