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New York Yankees Host Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Pittsburgh Pirates


New York Yankees
Friday, May 16, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Yankee Stadium on Friday as the host New York Yankees battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball betting odds action.

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on this Friday; he's 1-3 on the season. The New York Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with David Phelps, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates were 121 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-4 victory for the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York (21-19) will face the 17-23 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 24.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.57 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees's No. 23-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Milwaukee on Thursday at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 8 games
NY Yankees is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games at home

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