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Pittsburgh Pirates Home to the Minnesota Twins in MLB Betting Odds Action

MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates battle on Tuesday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Francisco Liriano to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ricky Nolasco will be his counterpart for the Minnesota Twins. Francisco Liriano is 1-3 this season, and Ricky Nolasco is 3-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -148 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Twins to win this game 5.1-4.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 18-20 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 21-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 20 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Twins sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 24-rated batting order, averaging 3.84 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 line up of the Minnesota Twins at 4.5 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Kyle Gibson's start, as they lost 11-3 against Tampa Bay on Sunday at Target Field.

AJ Burnett chucked 7 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 20th