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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics battle on Sunday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Oakland Athletics will turn to Daniel Mengden and his 1-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Francisco Liriano (4-8) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as underdogs of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-3.7 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

The Oakland Athletics bring a 35-46 record to the battle against the 40-41 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 28-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 21-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.63 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.65 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (9.14 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates beat Oakland in extra innings, earning a 4-2 victory at O.co Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Monday, July 4th
Oakland at Minnesota, Monday, July 4th