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Moneyline Favors Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Battle with Texas Rangers

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Texas and Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Martin Perez will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, and he'll carry a 2-4 record into the contest. Francisco Liriano gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 4-3 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -128 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-4.8 win for the Pirates on Sunday. 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 28-21 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 28-19 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.57 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.48 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (10 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 17-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Saturday, with J Nicasio throwing 4.2 innings of 7-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas's last 12 games at home
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Miami, Monday, May 30th
Texas at Cleveland, Monday, May 30th