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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates host Cleveland on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 45-34 mark against the 38-41 Indians in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Jeff Locke will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 4-4 record into the contest. Cody Anderson gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians; he's 1-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Cleveland Indians listed as underdogs of 115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-3 win for the Pirates on Saturday. 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

45-34 Pittsburgh battles the Indians, currently with a 38-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cleveland Indians, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.08 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 9.01 hits per game so far, more than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.48 hits per game).

Defensively, Cleveland features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.39 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.05 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating C Morton and the Pirates 5-2 on Friday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 15-5-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 5th