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Texas Rangers Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

Cole Hamels gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 5-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jonathon Niese brings a 4-2 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as underdogs of 133 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.2 win for the Rangers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 27-20 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 27-19 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 11-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Texas Rangers and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.64 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 5.09 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.14 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 5.46 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 8-3 final on Thursday in support of G Cole at PNC Park.

Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 15-9 final on Wednesday in support of C Lewis at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Texas, Saturday, May 28th