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Oakland Athletics Favored by -158 Against Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

Rich Hill will take the mound for the Oakland Athletics, and he'll carry a 8-3 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

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Oakland Athletics as -158 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-3.3 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oakland (35-45) will face the 39-41 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Oakland Athletics at No. 13 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 8 at 9.14 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 15 ranking in that category.

Oakland owns the No. 25 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Friday, with J Locke throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games
  • Oakland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Oakland, Sunday, July 3rd