Betting On Pittsburgh Pirates Online

As a small-market team, there’s been great times and horrific despair where the Pittsburgh Pirates are concerned. Nine times, the Pirates have won the National League pennant. Pittsburgh won the World Series on a Game 7 walkoff home run by Bill Mazeroski in 1960, the only time that has happened in MLB history. The Bucs also won Fall Classics in 1971 and 1979. On the flip side, the Pirates suffered 20 consecutive losing seasons from 1993 through to 2012, the longest ever streak by a professional North American sports team. [+]

Lately, hope has returned to the Steel City, with three consecutive playoff appearances by the Pirates from 2013-15, their first postseason action since 1992.

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates Next Regular Season Game

After three successive playoff appearance, the Pittsburgh Pirates slumped to 78-83 in 2016 and a big reason why was a complete drop off in their performance at PNC Park. [+]

When the Pirates finished 2015 with a 98-64 record, with their home record was 53-28. In 2016, Pittsburgh won just 38 home games and played .475 baseball in front of their own fans.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Game Schedule

With 162 games on the slate, one thing that’s certain is that the teams left standing at season’s end have earned the right to perform in the postseason. [+]

The Pirates were one of those teams for three seasons but regressed to a losing season in 2016. A 9-19 June started a skid that saw Pittsburgh fall from 98 to 78 wins, the largest regression of any National League team.

 

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February 2017 (5)
Sat 25 Pirates 7 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays
Sat 25 Orioles 2 - 6 Pirates
Sun 26 Pirates 3 - 8 Orioles +130 -135 Odds
Mon 27 Pirates 2 - 1 Blue Jays
Tue 28 Blue Jays 12 - 0 Pirates
March 2017 (27)
Wed 1 Pirates 3 - 1 Minnesota Twins
Thu 2 Pirates 11 - 1 Detroit Tigers +149 -130 Odds
Fri 3 Orioles 2 - 5 Pirates +120 -125 Odds
Sat 4 Boston Red Sox 2 - 3 Pirates +110 -132 Odds
Sun 5 Pirates 2 - 3 New York Yankees +144 -130 Odds
Mon 6 New York Yankees 1 - 13 Pirates +100 +107 Odds
Tue 7 Atlanta Braves 3 - 6 Pirates +115 -135 Odds
Thu 9 Pirates 10 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +115 -115 Odds
Fri 10 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 4 Pirates +117 -120 Odds
Sat 11 Pirates 6 - 7 Orioles +109 -110 Odds
Sun 12 Minnesota Twins 3 - 4 Pirates
Mon 13 Pirates 6 - 7 Atlanta Braves -105 +108 Odds
Wed 15 Orioles 5 - 6 Pirates +115 -135 Odds
Thu 16 Pirates 3 - 4 Boston Red Sox +135 -156 Odds
Fri 17 Orioles 8 - 6 Pirates +122 -120 Odds
Sat 18 Pirates 13 - 8 Phillies -105 -116 Odds
Sun 19 Blue Jays 11 - 11 Pirates +138 -120 Odds
Mon 20 Pirates 5 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +112 -120 Odds
Tue 21 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 5 Pirates +115 -125 Odds
Thu 23 Pirates 7 - 10 Boston Red Sox +141 -135 Odds
Fri 24 Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 4 Pirates +138 -120 Odds
Sat 25 Detroit Tigers 4 - 5 Pirates +160 -164 Odds
Sun 26 Pirates 3 - 6 Phillies +105 +100 Odds
Mon 27 Minnesota Twins 1 - 4 Pirates +140 -161 Odds
Tue 28 Boston Red Sox 9 - 2 Pirates +100 +102 Odds
Wed 29 Phillies 8 - 2 Pirates
Fri 31 Pirates 1 - 1 Blue Jays +115 -135 Odds
April 2017 (26)
Sat 1 Pirates 4 - 6 Blue Jays +135 -137 Odds
Mon 3 Reg. MD2 Pirates 3 - 5 Boston Red Sox +140 -145 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. MD2 Pirates 0 - 3 Boston Red Sox +145 -167 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. MD2 Pirates 13:35 Boston Red Sox +149 -156 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. MD2 Atlanta Braves 4 - 5 Pirates +120 -141 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. MD2 Atlanta Braves 4 - 6 Pirates +135 -156 Odds
Sun 9 Reg. MD2 Atlanta Braves 5 - 6 Pirates +120 -127 Odds
Mon 10 Reg. MD3 Cincinnati Reds 7 - 1 Pirates +125 -147 Odds
Tue 11 Reg. MD3 Cincinnati Reds 6 - 2 Pirates +172 -179 Odds
Wed 12 Reg. MD3 Cincinnati Reds 9 - 2 Pirates +130 -152 Odds
Thu 13 Reg. MD3 Pirates 3 - 4 Boston Red Sox +150 Odds
Fri 14 Reg. MD3 Pirates 4 - 2 Chicago Cubs +155 -175 Odds
Sat 15 Reg. MD3 Pirates 8 - 7 Chicago Cubs +230 -244 Odds
Sun 16 Reg. MD3 Pirates 6 - 1 Chicago Cubs +157 -164 Odds
Mon 17 Reg. MD4 Pirates 1 - 2 Cardinals -105 -116 Odds
Tue 18 Reg. MD4 Pirates 1 - 2 Cardinals +120 -141 Odds
Wed 19 Reg. MD4 Pirates 1 - 2 Cardinals +115 -135 Odds
Fri 21 Reg. MD4 New York Yankees 3 - 6 Pirates -116 -105 Odds
Sat 22 Reg. MD4 New York Yankees 11 - 5 Pirates -116 -105 Odds
Sun 23 Reg. MD4 New York Yankees 1 - 2 Pirates -111 -111 Odds
Mon 24 Reg. MD5 Chicago Cubs 14 - 3 Pirates -145 +137 Odds
Tue 25 Reg. MD5 Chicago Cubs 1 - 0 Pirates -132 +110 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. MD5 Chicago Cubs 5 - 6 Pirates -161 +140 Odds
Fri 28 Reg. MD5 Pirates 12 - 2 Miami Marlins +110 -120 Odds
Sat 29 Reg. MD5 Pirates 4 - 0 Miami Marlins +115 -135 Odds
Sun 30 Reg. MD5 Pirates 3 - 10 Miami Marlins +118 -115 Odds
May 2017 (30)
Mon 1 Reg. MD6 Pirates 3 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -116 -105 Odds
Tue 2 Reg. MD6 Pirates 12 - 3 Cincinnati Reds +130 -152 Odds
Wed 3 Reg. MD6 Pirates 2 - 7 Cincinnati Reds -106 +117 Odds
Thu 4 Reg. MD6 Pirates 2 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -105 -116 Odds
Fri 5 Reg. MD6 Brewers 0 - 4 Pirates +110 -132 Odds
Sat 6 Reg. MD6 Brewers 1 - 2 Pirates +153 -161 Odds
Sun 7 Reg. MD6 Brewers 6 - 2 Pirates -105 -116 Odds
Mon 8 Reg. MD7 Pirates 1 - 12 Dodgers +218 -227 Odds
Tue 9 Reg. MD7 Pirates 3 - 4 Dodgers +170 -200 Odds
Wed 10 Reg. MD7 Pirates 2 - 5 Dodgers +190 -233 Odds
Thu 11 Reg. MD7 Pirates 1 - 2 Diamondbacks +122 -130 Odds
Fri 12 Reg. MD7 Pirates 4 - 11 Diamondbacks +135 -137 Odds
Sat 13 Reg. MD7 Pirates 4 - 3 Diamondbacks +150 -154 Odds
Sun 14 Reg. MD7 Pirates 6 - 4 Diamondbacks +130 -152 Odds
Tue 16 Reg. MD8 Nationals 8 - 4 Pirates -152 +130 Odds
Wed 17 Reg. MD8 Nationals 1 - 6 Pirates +124 -127 Odds
Thu 18 Reg. MD8 Nationals 4 - 10 Pirates -120 +120 Odds
Fri 19 Reg. MD8 Phillies 7 - 2 Pirates +115 -135 Odds
Sat 20 Reg. MD8 Phillies 3 - 6 Pirates +114 -123 Odds
Sun 21 Reg. MD8 Phillies 0 - 1 Pirates -120 +100 Odds
Mon 22 Reg. MD9 Pirates 2 - 5 Atlanta Braves -135 +115 Odds
Tue 23 Reg. MD9 Pirates 5 - 6 Atlanta Braves -111 -111 Odds
Wed 24 Reg. MD9 Pirates 12 - 5 Atlanta Braves +136 -141 Odds
Thu 25 Reg. MD9 Pirates 9 - 4 Atlanta Braves -105 -105 Odds
Fri 26 Reg. MD9 New York Mets 8 - 1 Pirates -141 +120 Odds
Sat 27 Reg. MD9 New York Mets 4 - 5 Pirates +120 -141 Odds
Sun 28 Reg. MD9 New York Mets 7 - 2 Pirates +114 -108 Odds
Mon 29 Reg. MD10 Diamondbacks 3 - 4 Pirates +102 -101 Odds
Tue 30 Reg. MD10 Diamondbacks 3 - 0 Pirates +110 -132 Odds
Wed 31 Reg. MD10 Diamondbacks 6 - 5 Pirates -111 -111 Odds
June 2017 (26)
Fri 2 Reg. MD10 Pirates 12 - 7 New York Mets +102 -109
Sat 3 Reg. MD10 Pirates 2 - 4 New York Mets +132 -137 Odds
Sun 4 Reg. MD10 Pirates 11 - 1 New York Mets +117 -123
Tue 6 Reg. MD11 Pirates 5 - 6 Orioles +110 -132 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. MD11 Pirates 6 - 9 Orioles +135 -156 Odds
Thu 8 Reg. MD11 Miami Marlins 7 - 1 Pirates +131 -135 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. MD11 Miami Marlins 12 - 7 Pirates +105 -125 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. MD11 Miami Marlins 6 - 7 Pirates -109 +102 Odds
Sun 11 Reg. MD11 Miami Marlins 1 - 3 Pirates +157 -167 Odds
Mon 12 Reg. MD12 Colorado Rockies 2 - 7 Pirates +110 -119 Odds
Tue 13 Reg. MD12 Colorado Rockies 2 - 5 Pirates +105 -125 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. MD12 Colorado Rockies 5 - 1 Pirates -105 -103 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. MD12 Chicago Cubs 9 - 5 Pirates -108 -102 Odds
Sat 17 Reg. MD12 Chicago Cubs 3 - 4 Pirates -130 +110 Odds
Sun 18 Reg. MD12 Chicago Cubs 7 - 1 Pirates +100 -120 Odds
Mon 19 Reg. MD13 Pirates 8 - 1 Brewers -132 +110 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. MD13 Pirates 7 - 3 Brewers +112 -119 Odds
Wed 21 Reg. MD13 Pirates 3 - 4 Brewers +110 -132 Odds
Thu 22 Reg. MD13 Pirates 2 - 4 Brewers +120 -130 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. MD13 Pirates 4 - 3 Cardinals -105 -116 Odds
Sat 24 Reg. MD13 Pirates 7 - 3 Cardinals +107 -115 Odds
Sun 25 Reg. MD13 Pirates 4 - 8 Cardinals +142 -145 Odds
Tue 27 Reg. MD14 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 2 Pirates -104 -105 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. MD14 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 6 Pirates +107 -111 Odds
Thu 29 Reg. MD14 Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 4 Pirates -114 +105 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. MD14 Giants 13 - 5 Pirates +108 -115 Odds
July 2017 (25)
Sat 1 Reg. MD14 Giants 2 - 1 Pirates +106 -115 Odds
Sun 2 Reg. MD14 Giants 5 - 3 Pirates -161 +152 Odds
Mon 3 Reg. MD15 Pirates 0 - 4 Phillies +108 -118 Odds
Tue 4 Reg. MD15 Pirates 3 - 0 Phillies -147 +137 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. MD15 Pirates 5 - 2 Phillies -152 +146 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. MD15 Pirates 6 - 3 Phillies -106 +127 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. MD15 Pirates 1 - 6 Chicago Cubs +140 -137 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. MD15 Pirates 4 - 2 Chicago Cubs +180 -179 Odds
Sun 9 Reg. MD15 Pirates 14 - 3 Chicago Cubs +197 -159 Odds
Fri 14 Reg. MD16 Cardinals 2 - 5 Pirates +115 -125 Odds
Sat 15 Reg. MD16 Cardinals 4 - 0 Pirates +118 -128 Odds
Sun 16 Reg. MD16 Cardinals 3 - 4 Pirates -115 +105 Odds
Mon 17 Reg. MD17 Brewers 2 - 4 Pirates +110 -118 Odds
Tue 18 Reg. MD17 Brewers 3 - 4 Pirates +147 -156 Odds
Wed 19 Reg. MD17 Brewers 2 - 3 Pirates +150 -154 Odds
Thu 20 Reg. MD17 Brewers 2 - 4 Pirates +115 -123 Odds
Fri 21 Reg. MD17 Pirates 13 - 5 Colorado Rockies +124 -128 Odds
Sat 22 Reg. MD17 Pirates 3 - 7 Colorado Rockies +100 -120 Odds
Sun 23 Reg. MD17 Pirates 3 - 13 Colorado Rockies +101 -108 Odds
Mon 24 Reg. MD18 Pirates 10 - 3 Giants +110 -132 Odds
Tue 25 Reg. MD18 Pirates 3 - 11 Giants +110 -111 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. MD18 Pirates 1 - 2 Giants +138 -147 Odds
Fri 28 Reg. MD18 Pirates 2 - 3 San Diego Padres -105 +150 Odds
Sat 29 Reg. MD18 Pirates 2 - 4 San Diego Padres -111 -111 Odds
Sun 30 Reg. MD18 Pirates 7 - 1 San Diego Padres -152 +145 Odds
August 2017 (29)
Tue 1 Reg. MD19 Cincinnati Reds 9 - 1 Pirates +160 -161 Odds
Wed 2 Reg. MD19 Cincinnati Reds 5 - 2 Pirates +160 -161 Odds
Thu 3 Reg. MD19 Cincinnati Reds 0 - 6 Pirates +130 -152 Odds
Fri 4 Reg. MD19 San Diego Padres 6 - 10 Pirates +170 -179 Odds
Sat 5 Reg. MD19 San Diego Padres 5 - 2 Pirates +156 -164 Odds
Sun 6 Reg. MD19 San Diego Padres 4 - 5 Pirates +173 -179 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. MD20 Detroit Tigers 0 - 3 Pirates +159 -164 Odds
Tue 8 Reg. MD20 Detroit Tigers 3 - 6 Pirates +160 -164 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. MD20 Pirates 0 - 10 Detroit Tigers +100 -109 Odds
Thu 10 Reg. MD20 Pirates 7 - 5 Detroit Tigers -159 +150 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. MD20 Pirates 4 - 2 Blue Jays +130 -137 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. MD20 Pirates 2 - 7 Blue Jays -108 -111 Odds
Sun 13 Reg. MD20 Pirates 1 - 7 Blue Jays +110 -116 Odds
Tue 15 Reg. MD21 Pirates 1 - 3 Brewers +122 -123 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. MD21 Pirates 6 - 7 Brewers +115 -123 Odds
Thu 17 Reg. MD21 Cardinals 11 - 7 Pirates +125 -132 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. MD21 Cardinals 11 - 10 Pirates -127 +120 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. MD21 Cardinals 4 - 6 Pirates -132 +110 Odds
Sun 20 Reg. MD21 Cardinals 3 - 6 Pirates -109 +104 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. MD22 Dodgers 6 - 5 Pirates -132 +151 Odds
Tue 22 Reg. MD22 Dodgers 8 - 5 Pirates -116 +106 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. MD22 Dodgers 0 - 1 Pirates -200 +150 Odds
Thu 24 Reg. MD22 Dodgers 5 - 2 Pirates -132 +122 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. MD22 Pirates 5 - 9 Cincinnati Reds -115 +105 Odds
Sat 26 Reg. MD22 Pirates 1 - 0 Cincinnati Reds +100 -120 Odds
Sun 27 Reg. MD22 Pirates 5 - 2 Cincinnati Reds -125 +105 Odds
Mon 28 Reg. MD23 Pirates 1 - 6 Chicago Cubs +160 -161 Odds
Tue 29 Reg. MD23 Pirates 1 - 4 Chicago Cubs +220 -238 Odds
Wed 30 Reg. MD23 Pirates 3 - 17 Chicago Cubs +180 -189 Odds
September 2017 (27)
Fri 1 Reg. MD23 Cincinnati Reds 7 - 3 Pirates +104 -114 Odds
Sat 2 Reg. MD23 Cincinnati Reds 0 - 5 Pirates +125 -133 Odds
Sun 3 Reg. MD23 Cincinnati Reds 1 - 3 Pirates +107 -110 Odds
Mon 4 Reg. MD24 Chicago Cubs 0 - 12 Pirates -172 +168 Odds
Tue 5 Reg. MD24 Chicago Cubs 3 - 4 Pirates -161 +140 Odds
Wed 6 Reg. MD24 Chicago Cubs 1 - 0 Pirates -125 +115 Odds
Thu 7 Reg. MD24 Chicago Cubs 8 - 2 Pirates -135 +120 Odds
Fri 8 Reg. MD24 Pirates 1 - 4 Cardinals +167 -192 Odds
Sat 9 Reg. MD24 Pirates 3 - 4 Cardinals +180 -185 Odds
Sun 10 Reg. MD24 Pirates 0 - 7 Cardinals +152 -156 Odds
Mon 11 Reg. MD25 Pirates 7 - 0 Brewers +147 -154 Odds
Tue 12 Reg. MD25 Pirates 2 - 5 Brewers +111 -116 Odds
Wed 13 Reg. MD25 Pirates 2 - 8 Brewers +150 -161 Odds
Fri 15 Reg. MD25 Pirates 2 - 4 Cincinnati Reds +125 -132 Odds
Sat 16 Reg. MD25 Pirates 1 - 2 Cincinnati Reds +128 -120 Odds
Sun 17 Reg. MD25 Pirates 2 - 5 Cincinnati Reds -109 +100 Odds
Mon 18 Reg. MD26 Brewers 3 - 0 Pirates -102 -106 Odds
Tue 19 Reg. MD26 Brewers 1 - 0 Pirates -103 -106 Odds
Wed 20 Reg. MD26 Brewers 4 - 6 Pirates -119 +113 Odds
Fri 22 Reg. MD26 Cardinals 4 - 3 Pirates -152 +142 Odds
Sat 23 Reg. MD26 Cardinals 6 - 11 Pirates +110 +100 Odds
Sun 24 Reg. MD26 Cardinals 1 - 4 Pirates -118 +108 Odds
Tue 26 Reg. MD27 Orioles 1 - 10 Pirates -114 +105 Odds
Wed 27 Reg. MD27 Orioles 3 - 5 Pirates +132 -141 Odds
Thu 28 Reg. MD27 Pirates 4 - 5 Nationals +108 -114 Odds
Fri 29 Reg. MD27 Pirates 1 - 6 Nationals +184 -196 Odds
Sat 30 Reg. MD27 Pirates 4 - 1 Nationals +250 -263 Odds
October 2017 (1)
Sun 1 Reg. MD27 Pirates 11 - 8 Nationals +184 -192 Odds

What Are The Current Pittsburgh Pirates Standings

While the playoffs were part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ seasons from 2013-15, what hasn’t happened in the Steel City for a long time is a pennant-raising ceremony. [+]

Since the NL Central Division was formed in 1994, the Pirates are the only member yet to win a title. In fact, Pittsburgh’s last division crown was earned in 1992, when they were still residing in the NL East.

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# team P W L p+ p- %
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 104 58 770 580 0.642
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 102 60 818 564 0.630
3 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 101 61 896 700 0.623
4 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 162 97 65 819 672 0.599
5 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 163 94 69 823 667 0.577
6 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 785 668 0.574
7 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 92 70 822 695 0.568
8 New York Yankees New York Yankees 163 92 71 866 664 0.564
9 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 163 87 76 832 768 0.534
10 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 86 76 732 697 0.531
11 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 163 85 78 819 796 0.521
12 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 761 705 0.512
13 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 710 709 0.494
14 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 694 704 0.494
15 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 80 82 702 791 0.494
16 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 799 816 0.481
17 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 78 84 750 772 0.481
18 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 77 85 778 822 0.475
19 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 76 86 693 784 0.469
20 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 668 731 0.463
21 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 75 87 739 826 0.463
22 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 75 87 743 841 0.463
23 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 72 90 732 821 0.444
24 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 71 91 604 816 0.438
25 New York Mets New York Mets 162 70 92 735 863 0.432
26 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 753 869 0.420
27 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 67 95 706 820 0.414
28 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 66 96 690 782 0.407
29 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 64 98 639 776 0.395
30 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 735 894 0.395

Where Can I Bet On Pittsburgh Pirates Online

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Making It Big From Small

Despite operating with one of the smallest budgets and salary structures in all of baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates have found a way to remain competitive by creating one of the best player development systems in the game.

On top of that, manager Clint Hurdle is an innovative field general who studies analytics religiously, believes in defensive shifts and is willing to put into play high-risk, high-reward scenarios to make things happen on the basepaths.

Will McCutcheon Bounce Back?

When seeking reasons behind Pittsburgh’s 2016 decline, you can start with the poor performance of center fielder Andrew McCutcheon. The NL MVP in 2013, from 2012-15, McCutcheon’s numbers were other-worldly – .313 batting average, .404 on-base percentage, .523 slugging percentage, 100 home runs and 76 stolen bases. McCutcheon posted a 26.4 WAR over that four-year span, third-best in all of baseball.

In 2016, the wheels came off. McCutcheon hit .256 and stole just six bases. His WAR was an abominable -0.7. Was this season a bump in the road, or a sign of what’s to come for Pittsburgh’s best player?