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Edinson Volquez Pirates at Home vs Toronto Blue Jays in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Toronto Blue Jays


Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, May 04, 2014 1:35 PM ET
PNC Park

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

Edinson Volquez gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Dustin McGowan brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Toronto Blue Jays as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -128 for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-4.1 win for the Blue Jays. A 4.2-4.1 result in favor of the Blue Jays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

12-18 Pittsburgh battles the Blue Jays, currently with a 13-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Toronto injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

How Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 23-ranked scoring average of 3.87 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.67 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.77 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 19-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Toronto, they were an 8-6 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -127 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto suffered an 8-6 loss against Pittsburgh on Saturday, as R.A. Dickey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Toronto

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Philadelphia, Monday, May 5th
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Monday, May 5th