The chances of the Pirates winning anything even remotely relevant are low. Pittsburgh has 250/1 odds of winning the World Series. These are the worst odds baseball has to offer. At 150/1, the Texas Rangers have the lowest odds of winning the World Series. The odds of the Pirates winning the National League are 100/1. These are again the worst odds in NL. The odds of the Pirates winning the NL Central are 50/1. These aren’t the worst odds of a team winning their division, surprisingly. 52/1 odds that the Baltimore Orioles will win the AL East are in their favor.
The Pirates are the bottom league team at 58.5 (over +100, below -125). To be honest, I don’t hate the Pirates. They will be terrible. They may lose as many as 100 games. The NL Central could end up being the worst baseball division. I find 58.5 wins per over/under absurd.
The odds of a player winning an award are not in the Pirates favor. Ke’Bryan Hayes is +7500 to win MVP. With those odds, one dollar would win $75. You could even throw in a dollar just for fun. Hayes is the favourite at +400 for the NL Rookie of the year odds. Oneil Cruz is listed at +1500 to win NL ROY.
Richard Rodriguez has +2000 odds of leading MLB in saves. This concludes all futures bets on the Pirates for 2021. Good luck!
Why the Pirates Could Cover the Spread
It’s easy for one to lose heart when looking at Thursday’s matchup with Pittsburgh. The Pirates have some things going their way in this matchup. JT Brubaker, the starting pitcher, is one of those factors.
Brubaker is one the most talented pitchers in the Pirates’ system. To go with a WHIP 1.14, Brubaker has a season ERA of 4.09. His ERA has increased while his WHIP has dropped to a remarkable 1.04 in his seven last starts. This means that Brubaker might have been unlucky in a few spots or gave up some big hits but overall his seven last starts were a positive improvement.
Brubaker’s cause will be the fact the Mets are a less offensive team at home. New York’s home games see a decline in OPS, batting average and slugging percentage. As all major batting statistics against righties have plummeted, the Mets also hit righties far worse than lefties.Last Updated on October 2, 2021