Overall, the Pirates have won five World Series and lost two. But in recent years, they have become one of the most consistently well-managed teams in all of sports, and win between 80 to 100 games each year. This year will be no different, as they’re expected to be right there come playoff time. Many hall of famers have worn the trademark P over the years. This includes the likes of Jake Beckley, Max Carey, Fred Clarke, Barney Dreyfuss, Ralph Kiner, Bill Mazeroski, Willie Stargell, Pie Traynor, Arky Vaughan, Honus Wagner,
Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner, and of course the incomparable Roberto Clemente. Although they have yet to win the National League Central division, they made the playoffs 3 straight seasons via the Wild Card.
Pittsburgh Pirates Odds Today
Let’s take a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ odds today, for people looking to place a bet on today’s action, with the sharpest line in the business.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Betting
When you’re betting on any baseball team, it’s important to know that the best team in a division isn’t that much more talented than the worst team. A bad team will still win 30% or 40% of their games. Whereas a division leader will win 65-70%, So if a lowly team in last place is playing the talented powerhouse in a 3 game series, the favorites may lose a game– even at home. You don’t see this as often in the NBA or NFL, as the league leaders routinely beat the cellar-dwelling teams and win up to 80% of their games. Sometimes 90%.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Pirates is an interesting proposition this year, and always a good idea. Strong pitching and deep bats make the Pirates a popular pick to win the NL central division. Of course, they have to get through the talented Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
This year, their lineup will be made up of John Jaso, Andrew McCutchen, David Freese, Matt Joyce, Josh Harrison, Gregory Polanco, Jordy Mercer, Chris Stewart, and Juan Nicasio. As for pitching, they have a proven ace in Gerrit Cole, as well as one of the league’s top bullpens with the likes of Mark Melancon and Tony Watson.