The Pittsburgh Pirates have been part of Major League Baseball since its eighth season, making them one of the oldest franchises still competing today. Playing out of the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Pirates are part of the National Central division and are often referred to as the Bucs or Buccos, a nickname derived from the word buccaneer, a synonym for pirate. Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates have endured a roller coaster of emotions over the past 30 years.
After winning their fifth and final World Series championship in 1979, the Pirates had to wait until the 1990s for more success where they won three consecutive East Division titles.
However, after that brief period of success, the Pirates suffered losing seasons every season from 1993 through to 2012, which is the longest losing streak in North American professional sports history.
In 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates finished 94-68 to post their first winning season in 21 years, and made the playoffs in both 2014 and 2015, losing in the Wild Card Game on both occasions.
Their 2015 record saw them finish 98-64, which was good for second place in the National League Central, two wins behind winners St. Louis Cardinals.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Lines Today
Ready to bet on the Pirates next game. Before doing so, reference the game lines below and find out whether Pittsburgh in playing on the road or at home.
Pittsburgh Pirates Scores & Schedule
Like many MLB teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates seem to win more games at home than on the road. In 2015, their home record was 53-28, away 45-36, and 98-64 combined.
Look to make the majority of your Pirates bets when they are on home soil to increase the chances of winning, which means you need to know the Pirates scheduled and latest scores. Those, you will find below.
Pittsburgh Pirates Standings Right Now
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to do well in the 2016 MLB season, but probably have to finish about the impressive Chicago Cubs if they are to win the division.
Where do the Pittsburgh Pirates currently stand in the division right now? The table below reveals all.
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- 2nd half
|5||Boston Red Sox||127||71||56||689||570||0.559|
|6||Toronto Blue Jays||127||71||56||608||517||0.559|
|7||Los Angeles Dodgers||127||71||56||577||508||0.559|
|9||San Francisco Giants||127||69||58||565||517||0.543|
|11||St. Louis Cardinals||126||67||59||632||551||0.532|
|15||Kansas City Royals||127||66||61||501||523||0.520|
|16||New York Yankees||126||65||61||525||547||0.516|
|18||New York Mets||127||64||63||487||497||0.504|
|19||Chicago White Sox||126||61||65||512||550||0.484|
|24||Tampa Bay Rays||126||54||72||525||542||0.429|
|26||Los Angeles Angels||127||54||73||566||605||0.425|
|27||San Diego Padres||127||53||74||551||618||0.417|
How To Win At Pittsburgh Pirates Betting
As the Pirates are a popular MLB team, you will find that almost all of our online sports betting partners offer odds on Pirates’ games, including season-long bets on the division and World Series titles.
Expect the Pirates starting pitchers of Tyle Glasnow and Jameson Taillon, the former being a 6’8” righthander, to torment batters whenever they play. The Pirates also have one of the game’s true superstars in Andrew McCutchen, and in Starting Marte they have a player with a ton of potential.
Some say that the Pirates were the best baseball team in 2015, thanks in part to finishing the season incredibly strong, but they have lost some key players who were more than capable of home runs, seemingly at will.
Both Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker are no longer with the Pirates and they accounted for 43 home runs a year ago, a staggering 31% of the Pirates’ total. The Pirates are not renowned for their slugging and power, and these two departures will hit them hard; don’t expect them to finish high in the run count.
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