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MLB Odds with Pick - Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Wednesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Ivan Nova in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-5 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Blake Snell, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as -134 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.0 win 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 35-42 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 41-38 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 11-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, 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 Pittsburgh Pirates No. 26-ranked scoring average of 4.23 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.9 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.25 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.78 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Pittsburgh 4-2 in extra innings at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Thursday, June 29th