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Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Trevor Williams Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Trevor Williams to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Alex Cobb will be his counterpart for the Tampa Bay Rays. Trevor Williams is 3-3 this season, and Alex Cobb is 6-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Pittsburgh Pirates as 103 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-3.9 victory for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 35-41 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 40-38 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 12 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 11 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 24 ranking for hits at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.81 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.06 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.76 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 8-5 on Sunday behind a start from C Tillman at Tropicana Field.

The Pirates endured a 8-4 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Sunday, with Chad Kuhl throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at New Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 28th