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June 25, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

44-31TEAM RECORD38-37

Boston travels to Pittsburgh for inter-league play on Saturday, hoping to secure a victory over the Pirates.

Pittsburgh sends Jeff Karstens out against Tim Wakefield for the Red Sox in this game. Karstens is 3-3 with a 2.56 ERA on the season, while Wakefield is 4-2 on the year and has a 4.14 ERA.

View Boston vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as +130 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Red Sox taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Pirates in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.8 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Boston was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as -166 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston suffered a 3-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Friday, as Jon Lester wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-4
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 2-5
After playing Boston are 3-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Pirates trends to consider:
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Boston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 26