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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Red Sox Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Fenway Park on Thursday.

Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, and he'll carry a 0-1 record into the contest. Chad Kuhl gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 1-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 130 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.2-3.6 result in favor of the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston (4-4) will face the 3-5 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 28-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 13 ranked offense (4.38 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 5.38 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 9.38 hits per game, more than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (7.75 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 5.25 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-12-1 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Boston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Boston's last 25 games
  • Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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