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Baltimore Orioles Favored by -135 Against Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday

Pittsburgh Pirates


Baltimore Orioles
Thursday, May 01, 2014 7:35 PM ET
Camden Yards

The Baltimore Orioles get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Brandon Cumpton, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Baltimore Orioles trot Chris Tillman to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2014.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Baltimore Orioles in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -135 at TopBet for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4-3.9 win for the Orioles on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

12-12 Baltimore battles the Pirates, currently with a 10-16 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Baltimore Orioles and the No. 26-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Baltimore Orioles and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the No. 26 lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 3.69 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Orioles's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-0 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the St. Louis staff and losing 7-0 to the Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 9-3 loser at home against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Orioles endured a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Sunday, with Miguel Gonzalez throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Toronto, Friday, May 2nd
Baltimore at Minnesota, Friday, May 2nd