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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at PNC Park on Wednesday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the Minnesota Twins in baseball betting odds action.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Jeff Locke and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Minnesota Twins send Michael Pelfrey (3-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Minnesota Twins listed as underdogs of 138 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-4.6 win for the Twins. A 5.2-4.6 result in favor of the Twins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 18-21 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 22-17 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

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 23 ranked offense (3.87 runs per game) against a Minnesota Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.46 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.31 hits per game, less than the Minnesota Twins have managed so far this season (8.79 hits on average).

Minnesota brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Francisco Liriano and the Pirates 8-5 on Tuesday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Chicago, Friday, May 22nd
Pittsburgh home to New York, Friday, May 22nd