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New York Yankees Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to PNC Park.

Pittsburgh sends Ivan Nova out against Jordan Montgomery for the New York Yankees in this game. Nova is 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA on the season, while Montgomery is 1-0 on the year and has a 4.22 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-2.9 win for the Yankees on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 7-10 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 11-6 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 28 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 25 ranked offense (3.53 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.53 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 7.76 hits per game, less than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (9.06 hits on average).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 3.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-21 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Boston, Tuesday, April 25th
Pittsburgh home to Chicago, Monday, April 24th